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    Hiya guys :)

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Milamber, Oct 22, 2007.

    Hi everyone.
    I'm Harper, 17 years old and have been writing since i was 11. I write fantasy cos i dont no anything about sci-fi to be any good at it, and fantasy has always seemed open to a high range of posibilities.
    i've always considered short stories a bit of a waste of time, prefering to stick to writing longer epics etc. which is a shame cos if i had gotten into writing short stories i could have sent some in to competitions and made myself something of a name. hopefuly i'll find the time to write one and get into the idea. :)

    I've been looking for a place like this without even knowing it. I've always dreamed of having someone like Steven King to point me in the right direction and i only just realised that there would be tons of experienced writers on these sorts of forums. So here i am. Stephen Donaldson in the making! ;)

    Looking forward to chatting with all of you.

    Harper
     
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    Welcome to the Writing forums, Harper. Tension not, we all have time to improve before we die.

    Here's a basic welcome from all of us. It should be obvious, but in case it isn't, let me explain. The Writing Problems Area is exclusively where opinions on different ways to write, blockages in writing styles and similar problems can be discussed. In the Review Rom, you can get critical appreciation and/or analysis of your written material. Behold, you must first review two pieces of writing before posting your own. This is ensure the pieces are evaluated to the most. Other than this, we have Writing Contests, weekly and monthly, where you can submit your writing. We also have Word games, Book Discussion and so on, classified under Community interaction. It may interest you if you're just hanging around.

    adamant has been kind enough to put many of the things I have mentioned or missed out on in one comprehensive place. If you want to check it out, see the Newbie Packets:
    Noobie Packets! - Writing Forums

    Enjoy it here, and don't feel shy to ask for help. We are all here to teach and learn in a mutual environment. And we hope you can do the same.

    Regards and Best Wishes!
     
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    Welcome to the forums!
     
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    You reminded me of Canada's PM.. :p

    Anyhoo, welcome to the forums and such!
     
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    Hello Harper, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    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.

    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 on this site, therefore, is a true workshop, not just a bulletin board for displaying your work. See this post, Why Write Reviews Before Posting My Work? for more information.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
     
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    Hi Harper, a pleasure to welcome you to our shores. Whilst Sci-Fi Fantasy etc isn't my genre we have many talented and knowlegabke members whom I'm sure will aid your in your epic, which by the way good luck with for it will be no easy feat.

    If you have the time, be free to enter our writing competitions, details here:

    Weekly Poetry Contest 23 - Writing Forums

    Short Story Contest (11) - Theme: Travel - Writing Forums
     
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    Welcome. Welcome.
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum. I hope that your time here with all of us is enjoyable and that you find the information around the place to be most helpful with your writing endeavors.
    I hope that you take the time to take a look and join in on the weekly poetry and/or short story contests. They can be quite enjoyable.
    Well if you would ever like a review simply send me a PM and I will try and give a helpful review of your work.
    WF has become home to many wonderful writers and their amazing work and has now become a very close community and I do hope that you decide to stick around and be a part of our growing community for years to come.
    See you around the boards.
    Torana
     

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