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    Hi Everyone!!!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Pandora, Feb 10, 2009.

    I always hate filling these out feeling like a newb...lol. Well to start out here is a little about myself. I live in Houston, Texas, went to high school and college here:) I have been writing since I was about 14 and Im 28 now and looking and hoping to be published before I am 30. Ya I know its a late start on on a book but over the past few years my writing has changed so much along with me...I guess Im wanting more than anything right now is to fullfill my promise to myself in finishing what I started back in 02.

    I look forward to meeting yall!
     
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    Hey Pandora! Welcome to the WF!

    I don't think its a late to write a book (considering that you are only in your late 20s)...

    Nice to meet you
    - Jack
     
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    Finishing is good, but it's really only the beginning of something new.:) Welcome to the forums.
     
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    Hello Pandora, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Late start? I'm 55, and I only seriously considered writing for publication about a year ago.

    Posting your own work should not be among the very first things you do here. It is worth taking the time 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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    hey Pandora! *waves* 9strangly enough i know someone else by that name on another forum... o_O )

    lol

    Better late then never! :) Best to you on yor writing ventures. Hope to see you around the forum! *waves*
     
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    It's never too late to dedicate your time to something you love.
    Welcome!
     

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