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    Hi everyone

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Brend, Jul 4, 2008.

    I'm attempting to get back into writing after at least six or so years away from it, so I figure immersing myself in it with some like-minded people should give me a bit of a boost! :)

    I'm actually looking at trying to get started in writing for children (which I've never attempted before), mainly because I want my son/daughter that will be born in the New Year to have his or her very own stories, written just for them (at least I've got plenty of time to get better before he/she will be able to understand anything I say!) ;)

    I'm looking forward to getting stuck in with some reviewing as well - something else I'm more than a little rusty at.
     
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    Hello Brend, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    That sounds like an amazing gift you are working toward.

    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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    Welcome and good luck Brend.
     
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    Welcome :)
     
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    Hi! Welcome to WF!
    Feel free to PM me if you need anything (Lucy E. > Send Private Message to Lucy E.) :)
     
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    Thats great! I think you'll enjoy yourself here! Welcome!
     
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