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    Hi Everybody!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sugarsweet, Jun 22, 2008.

    I'm new here. I am from Cleveland, Ohio and I love to write. I got into writing when I was in about sixth grade. My mom was an alcoholic and I couldn't take it anymore. I began to write my feelings but even that couldn't take me away from the pain. At eleven years old I began to cut. I was still writing but it became very little. By age sixteen my mom lost custody of us and I stopped writing all together and began to drink and do drugs. It wasn't till I almost died of an overdose that I realized what I was doing wans't making anything better; but only making it worse. I am now 18 and ready to get back into writing full time now, and even making it a career. My stuff is dark, and sometimes even depressing, but I want the kids that are going through what I went through, to know that they are not alone, and there is an easy outlet. Thanks for letting me tell my story.
     
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    Aw, sounds like you've been through a lot. I self-harm, but not usually to the extent of actual cutting. I do it because of several mental illnesses, let's not get into that.
    Welcome to the forums. :)
    Feel free to PM me anytime. Click on my screen-name, then click on the 'send PM' button. :)
     
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    Hello, sugarsweet. I just want to tell you that I feel for you and everything you've gone through, and glad that you're getting better and hope you get the help you need with writing and everything. I also would like to say that we share much in common, and that I might have even passed you on the street sometime.

    And welcome! :)
     
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    Hello SugarSweet, 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.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
     
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    Hello There!!!

    Welcome To The Forums!!
     
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    Hi! :) Welcome to WF!
     
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