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    Hi :)

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Becca D, Jun 14, 2008.

    Hi there, I'm Becca. Actually I've kind of been hanging around for the past couple days but thought I'd introduce myself. I'm not actually great at writing; I am working on a story but reading is more my thing. Still, I am determined to finish what I am writing right now and thought that this would be the perfect place to come if I needed brainstorming ideas, critiques, and whatnot.
    I'm more of a lurker than a poster though, at least for the first few weeks of being at a new forum. I like to kind of get an idea of the ropes. Anyways, before this turns into an essay, I'll just say that this looks like a fun and productive place and I'm happy to be here. :)
     
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    Hi Becca!
    Welcome to WF!
    Feel free to PM me if you need anything.
     
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    Hello Becca, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Posting your own work should not be the very first thing you do here. It is really worthwhile 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.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
     
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    Thanks for the welcome guys! Also, thanks for your advice Cogito. :) I wasn't planning on posting anything from my story right away anyway (I'd at least like to get stuck first, haha).
     
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    Hi and welcome.
     
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    Hey there :) Welcome to WF.org.
     
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    Welcome - I'm relatively new too. Best advice - follow Cogito's advice!
     
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    Welcome to the forum Becca!
     
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    Hi, Becca! Welcome to WF :)
     

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