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    I Stopped Lurking

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ChocoboDragon, Jul 22, 2008.

    After lurking around for a few weeks, I finally joined. :D

    My name is Clara, I am 20 years old and living in Australia.

    I have always loved writing, by the time I was 13, I had written over 100 unfinished novels (none of them good, mind).

    In the past year, I have found an interest in non-fiction writing and write eBooks (which are a bit different in style and format compared to traditional books) on subjects such as procrastination, social anxiety, and parrot training.

    Now my interest in fiction writing has sprung up again and I have a graphic novel under development (I also have a passion in illustration).

    So that's me. I hope to learn a lot here and meet like-minded people. :)
     
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    Welcome to the forums Clara, good to see another Aussie on board.

    Will look foward to seeing you around the forums, and i hope you enjoy yourself.
     
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    my amazon friend dottie says that mankind can aspire to no loftier goal.
     
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    Hi Clara!
    Lovely to meet you!
    Glad to meet someone else whose into illustration/graphic novels too.
    Goodluck with all your projects!
    Have a great time and welcome!! :p
     
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    Welcome, Clara!
     
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    G'Day Clara, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Posting your own work should not be the very first thing you do here. It is really worthwhile 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.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
     
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    Welcome Clara! 100 novels? wow. I look forward to seeing some of your work here in the future. :)
     
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    Yup! Same goes for me. Enjoy, learn, and share.:)
     
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    welcome to the forum!
    I am glad you stopped lurking and decided to come on in.
     
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    Yay! Welcome! I'm a newcomer myself, but I look forward to reading your work. :D
     
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    Chocobos = cool
    Dragons = cool
    lots of writing = cool

    Therefore

    you = cool cubed
     
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    Welcome :)
     
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    and she was never heard from again.
     
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    Hi Clara and welcome from another newbie. I am astonished at the amount of writing you have done in your short life, and impressed! Wow!
     
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    Welcome to the site Clara:)
     

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