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    Hi there

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by halon, Jan 29, 2009.

    Hi folks, how are you?

    Erm, where to start? Well I'm not far off 30 and I live in Northern England. I used to write poetry as a child, but as I grew older I kinda lost the urge to put what I thought down in words.

    I've heard some people suggest that a child is more open to wonder, and that as an adult, culture and learning makes us blind to the simple beauty that a child can appreciate without even thinking about it.

    I like that idea. I'm too cynical now and who knows, if I learn to write again perhaps I'll be able to see how pretty the world really is!

    Besides poetry, I love comical dialogue. Mabey I can learn a little here about how to put together a script?

    So that's about it for now. I'm here to read and learn and contribute. Thanks for having me!

    Halon.
     
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    Welcome Halon! You will get some good critiques - honest ones - and I think a become a better writer if you stick with it. I'm not a good example of sticking with it - but I must admit I love the site. Have fun.
     
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    Hello Halon, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    There is nothing wrong with letting your inner child out from time to time, to catch snowflakes on your tongue, blow a stream of bubbles with a bubble wand, or to watch a spider building its web.

    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 Halon! Welcome to the WF!

    If you have any questions (or would like some help) regarding scripts... you can report it to mammamaia (Mod). Mammamaia is an expert at this.
    You can post your scripts in the "Script" forum/section for review.

    Nice to meet you
    - Jack
     
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    Thank you all for your warm welcome :D

    Halon
     

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