1. Spidermonkey
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    Hi ya, This is all new to me.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Spidermonkey, Dec 15, 2008.

    Hey there everyone,

    My name is Anne, I use to write play scripts for fun when I was in Uni, but since getting a full time job have not done much.

    I'm turning over a new leaf in my note book and starting again. This new start is due to the fact I have been looking for something to do after moving away from the clubs and groups I use to belong to.

    I have also decided to try and turn my hand to other forums of writing, like short stories.
     
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    Hello Anne, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    I'm a huge believer it trying your hand at types of wroting outside your comfort zone. You always learn something from the attempt, even if it's "I'll NEVER touch this niche again!"

    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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    Welcome Anne!!

    I'm glad you started writing again!

    Have fun in WF!!

    (I recommend going to the Word-Games Board, that was my first place and I loved it ;) )

    Z
     

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