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    Hola!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Blue Kangaroo, Nov 1, 2009.

    Hello, all! I absolutely LOVE to write, and am always on the lookout for more places to do so. A bit about me:

    I am an 18-year-old Christian young woman, and a freshman in college majoring in International Studies.

    I was born 4 months premature, weighing 1 pound and 12 ounces at birth, and I have a ton of health issues. My medical file resembles Webster's Dictionary. If you ever need medical advice for a story, ask away - chances are I'll be able to answer!

    When I'm not in the hospital (or visiting it for checkups), I enjoy reading, writing stories, playing computer games, and hanging out with friends.

    I speak passable Spanish, really bad French, and decent Arabic.

    My dad is a former police officer, and has taught me to handle pistols and rifles. We compete in IDPA (International Defensive Pistol Association) target shooting matches together.

    My Favorite Things:
    Favorite Authors:
    Karen Kingsbury, Lurlene McDaniel, James Herriot, Tom Clancy, and Joel Rosenberg.

    Favorite Magazines: Horse Illustrated, TIME, Guideposts, Reader's Digest

    Comic Strips: Funky Winkerbean, Family Circus, Zits, For Better or For Worse

    Movies: Prince of Egypt, Not Without my Daughter, Live from Baghdad, Phantom of the Opera, Sahara, Home Alone 1 & 2, Night at the Museum, Freedom Writers, The Guardian, Secondhand Lions .......

    TV Shows: 24, Prison Break, ALIAS, The Nine, Glee, Extreme Makeover:Home Edition, Lie To Me

    Actors: Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Raver, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Jennifer Garner, Laura Regan, Jayne Atkinson, James Morrison, Connie Britton, Denzel Washington, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Sarah Wayne Callies, Gregory Itzin, Annie Wersching, Nicholas Guilak, Shahid Kapoor, Kareena (those last two are from Indian Bollywood films)

    Type of Music: Christian, Arabic, Celtic

    Bands/Artists: (Celtic) Enya, Clannad, Altan, Celtic Woman
    (Arabic) Samira Saied, Hakim, Ansuya, Cheb Mami, Sami Yusuf
    (Christian) Third Day, Robin Mark, Selah, Hillsongs, Chris Tomlin, Michael W. Smith, Natalie Grant, Phillips Craig and Dean

    Sports: Horseback riding and ice skating. (I'm a pretty good rider, if I do say so myself, but I'm awful at ice skating. I spend more time flat on my back than on my feet when I'm on the ice.)

    Vacation Spots: Lake of the Ozarks, British Columbia (Canada), Montana, Colorado

    Food: Pizza, pasta, Qdoba nachos, tacos, CHOCOLATE.
     
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    Hello, and welcome! Enjoy your stay here, there are lots of wonderful things to read :)
     
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    Hola Blue, 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.

    Also, be aware that posting a piece of writing on any public site, including this one, will greatly diminish your chances of selling it for publication. Removing the writing later does not alter that fact - once posted, it is irreversibly considered published. So do not post anything more than a small excerpt of any piece you are planning to submit for publication.

    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). Also, please use the same thread for all revisions and additional excerpts from the same piece of writing. 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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    Hello, and welcome! i LOVE the movie Secondhand Lions!! it made me cry the first time i watched it, and i LOVE tacoes and horsback riding!! :)
     
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    My name is Taylor Nicole, too! I've met a lot of Taylors, but only one other Taylor Nicole. Cool!
     
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    welcome to the WF!
     
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    seriously? thats sooo cool..is Nicole your last name or middle? its my middle!:D
     
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    It's my middle name. My initials are TNW (which is why my email address has the letters TNW in it).
     
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    oh, mine are TNE, but thats still amazing! haha, i've never met anyone with the same first and middle name before!:)
     

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