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    Heya!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bringmethehorizonx, Aug 17, 2008.

    Hai.
    I'm Annie.
    I'll write a few points about myself..

    -I turned 13 yesterday, the day before that I was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome (talk about eventful?).
    -I'm a fantasy writer, although due to the lack of imaginitive plots, I usualy stick to short stories. My dream is to publish a full on fantasy though.
    -I love Harry Potter!
    -I do Karate and Piano, I'm also quite good at Science, physics especialy.
    -Also a fan of whipped cream. :p
     
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    Hi Annie, and welcome.
    Excuse my ignorance - what exactly is Asperger Syndrome?

    Regards, biddy.
     
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    Asperger Syndrome is a VERY VERY mild form of autism.
    People with Asperger Syndrome tend to be a little awkward socialy (find it hard to read body language, wonder what to say etc), and have one subject they memorize all the trivia about.
    They have compulsions, like people with OCD, and have sensory issue's (hate too much noise, etc).

    But there are some good aspects too, like they/we tend to be good at science and math, have good memory's and pay close attention to detail.

    :)
    Hope that explains it a bit.
     
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    It does explain, thanks. It is a term I have heard of but without knowing what it meant. I assume it is difficult to diagnose as you find out at 13, yes? (Happy birthday for yesterday btw.)
    Good luck with the writing.
    biddy
     
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    Hi Annie, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Posting your own work should not be the very first thing you do here. It is really worthwhile to see what other people have done to improve their writing, and see if some of it applies to your writing as well. That is part of why we require members to review other members' work before posting their own for review. On the other hand, there are no restrictions, other than content and copyright rules, on showcasing your work in your member blog.

    If you haven't explored the site yet, you should probably do so soon. Newcomers often gravitate to the Lounge, the Word Games, or the Review Room, but there is much more to be discovered if you poke in the corners. Remember to check out our FAQ as well, and be sure to read through the forum rules, too, to avoid any misunderstandings or hurt feelings. Respect for one another is our principal mandate.

    As for the Review Room, new joiners often wonder why we do things a bit differently on this site than on other writing sites. We emphasize reviewing as a critical writing skill. Training your eye by reviewing other people's work helps you improve your own writing even before you present it for others to see. Therefore, we ask members to review other people's writing before posting work of their own. The Review Room forums on this site, therefore, are true workshops, not just a bulletin board for displaying your work (and on that note, please only post each item for review in one Review Room forum). See this post, Why Write Reviews Before Posting My Work? for more information.

    And while you're looking around, don't forget to check out our Weekly Short Story Contest and Weekly Poetry Contest. They actually run more than one week apiece, but any member may enter, and all members are urged to vote for their favorites.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
     
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    Welcome to the forums, Annie, and Happy belated Birthday! I'm sorry to hear about your diagnosis, but glad that you seem to have a positive outlook on the subject. You'll really enjoy the forums, so have fun! Hope to see you around!
     
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