1. DogHeadGod
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    Hi!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DogHeadGod, Apr 15, 2009.

    Hi!

    Just thought I'd pop in to say my "hellos", and introduce myself.

    I'm completely new to writing, but I've thought about doing it on and off for about 10 years and finally, yesterday, thought "What the hell!" ...and so here I am.

    I'm here hoping to get a good grounding in how to progress with the lots of little ideas I have, how to expand them into proper stories and hopefully develop my language a little further.

    At the moment I'm reading 'Selected Sherlock Holmes Stories' which was on sale cheap at Borders, and I've just finished Stephen Fry's 'Moab is my Washpot' and Christopher Brookmyer's 'All Fun and Games Until Somebody Loses an Eye'.

    I like crime fiction, vampire stories (lots of Anne Rice), autobiographies and books about travelling by motorcycle.

    Aside from reading I like riding my motorcycle, photography (I got one of my images published at the start of this year :) ), and astronomy.

    Well... I'm sure thats enough to bore you for now, so I will leave it at that.

    DHG.
     
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    Hello DHG, 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 constructive critique as a vital 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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    Hi and welcome to the site! Hope to see you around :-D

    ~Lynn
     
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    Hey DHG...Welcome to WF-hope you have a great time here..:)
     
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    Thanks for the welcomes folks! :)
     
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    hi hope the forum is useful
     
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    Hi and welcome! :)
     

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