1. Ellie
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    Ellie New Member

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    Hi to all =]

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ellie, Feb 14, 2009.

    Hey everyone =] I'm Ellie. I'm 14, from England (UK) and I've always loved writing.

    My first 'book' was written at the age of 3 (in felt-tip and with no punctuation =/) but I haven't stopped since. I'm working on a novel about Vikings that involves an element of magic, too.

    Writing for me is never a chore, even if it's an essay =P I hope I can meet people here who don't think I'm insane for saying that xD

    My other interests outside writing are playing the piano, singing, caring for animals and climbing for my county rock climbing team.

    Nice to see you all!
    Ellie =]
     
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    Hello Ellie, 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 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 Ellie! Welcome to the WF!

    I love writing essays

    Nice to meet you
    - Jack
     
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    Hi from another newbie :)
     

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