1. Barbarian
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    Barbarian New Member

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    Howdy Y'all!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Barbarian, Dec 31, 2008.

    Hey, I guess this is the place to do this whole introduction thing.:p

    Hey everyone, I'm Matt, 16 years old from Nottingham, UK who has finally found this great and inspiring community of writing enthusiasts!

    The main reason why I am interested in writing is the sense of, hopefully, entertaining the reader and dictating their emotions to some degree. I find it so...fulfilling.

    Also, writing seems to be the only thing I can easily grasp compared to everything else in my life, so I guess it is what I am destined to do.:D

    Hopefully, my time here will be fruitful and helpful for both of us.
    Time to post like a madman! Ack ack ack.
     
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    Hello Matt, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Oooh, emotional domination, eh? Sounds decidedly EVIL!

    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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    Thanks Cog!

    I guess I am evil then, never looked at it that way...*sniff*:D

    So much exploring to do! I will start my epic quest to explore every dark and forgotten corner of the forum right away!
     
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    Welcome to the forum Barb! Have a fun time 'round WF!

    Z ;)
     

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