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    Hi

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by inconspicuous, Apr 11, 2009.

    Hello, I suppose I should introduce myself. Except, I don't really like to talk about myself, so you will have to be content knowing that I'm a teenaged male who's too tall for his own good and still raging with hormones. Well, I also like writing, that's why I'm here.

    I am enjoying my stay so far. I've read a few awesome stories (and learned a bit about writing to boot) but also encountered some WALLS OF TEXT. I will seriously have to get over my laziness and read the longer stories, and critique the ones I do read. :rolleyes:

    So that's it, bye.
     
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    Hello inconspicuous, 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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    Welcome to the forums, Mr. inconspicuous (If that is your real name. ;)). I see you are trying to be inconspicuous. I will inconspicuously greet you.
     
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    Lol at the two people with the 'inconspicuous' names..and at myself for taking five minutes remembering how to spell that word right =/

    Long stories can be hard to want to critique..but remember, if you're writing something long and you want it critiqued...you gotta go the extra mile and do the same for someone else.

    Welcome to the site :)

    ~Lynn
     
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    Hi and welcome! :)
     
  6. Tall and Weird
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    Speaking as a former lazy teenaged male who became a lazy middle-aged (I don't like saying that so please don't tell anyone!) man, the earlier you tackle the laziness the better.

    Welcome and get cracking!
     

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