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    Hi Everyone

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by akania, May 27, 2009.

    Hi There

    My name is Dawn and I am 39 years old. I have one son 19 at university and I run a small business.

    I am addicted to books, always have been, more the occult mystical genre but anything goes really as long as it holds my interest.

    In the past I have dabbled in writing but always got frustrated and binned it however latley i'm not doing to bad with my writing and im enjoying it which is key for me.

    I have also written alot of poetry which I enjoy as a past time.

    Look forward to meeting you all.

    Dawn.
     
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    Hi and welcome :)
     
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    Thank you for your welcome Dalouise :)
     
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    hi dawn, welcome to the forums!!!
    hope to see you around

    Fantasy girl
     
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    Hello Dawn, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    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 constructive critique as a vital 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). Also, please use the same thread for all revisions and additional excerpts from the same piece of writing. 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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