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    Ian :)

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by WriterIan, Nov 2, 2008.

    Hi my name is Ian! ^^

    I'm 14 (and a HALF) yrs. old. I'm currently in the 8th grade and trying to get into the Power of the Pen team (a team of young writers that goes to contests)

    In school, i'm bullied every day to the point to crying. But when I found writing and expressing feelings through words it made me feel so much better. Yes there are still bullies but now I take that in strive and use it in my writing to make me feel better :)


    only thing is...i'm afraid that i won't make the Power of the Pen team...

    if that happened... i was cry myself to sleep every night yelling in my "i failed!"
     
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    Well Ian, you'll find no bullies on here, only people who shares the same interest :D

    Its good to see you have a goal (Power of the Pen team). Even if you dont get in, every effort you make is important and..umm good one Theres no losing in trying!

    Hope to see you around the forums (which i can see yuu have)! joy..

    ;)
     
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    Welcome and good luck getting on that team. Also, if you don't, just keep writing. Not making that team doesn't mean that you won't be a good writer. :)
     
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    Ian, even if you don't make that team don't think of yourself as a failure. You only fail when you quit trying.

    Welcome to the forums; don't worry, bullies aren't allowed to play their games here.
     
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    Greetings Ian.

    I speak from experience in saying that Bullies are a great fuel for writing, Indeed it is the reason I started writing in the first place.

    In regards to the team, not "Making" it does not indicate failure. I think that it simply means that whoever decides who is on the team simply doesn't realize your talent.
    Keep writing no matter what.

    Hope to see you around here. PM anytime for a review or just to chat.

    -BG_Hambone

    P.S. - Don't worry about those bullies, mate. Time will fix that problem.
     
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    Welcome to the Forums, Ian. Hope you find your strength, both personal and creative, in your time spent here.:)
     
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    Hello Ian, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    If you encounter any bullies here, use the Report Post icon [​IMG]. Our most strictly enforced rule is "Respect for other members of the forum must be maintained in all posts, PMs, or other forum communications."

    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.

    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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