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  1. La Flauta
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    La Flauta New Member

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    If I was to pull myself off as a writer, how would I introduce myself.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by La Flauta, Jun 28, 2008.

    Greetings, everyone. I joined this here forum as a desperate attempt to find a place to feel comfortable at while doing something I like to do (can you guess?). I'm also looking to meet some nice people, and I'd be absolutely thrilled to meet some talents out there willing to spend time with a youngster like myself.

    I can't promise anybody I will stay here long or will make a post past this first one. I really can't tell at this point, since I haven't taken a very thorough look at this forum. There's two options: 1) I end up loving this place or 2) I end up losing interest quickly and leaving. That's how most people are, isn't it?

    So here is the journey of how I came here. I'm sure you all are just dying to know.

    I was on the council of an online community for over two years now, which is a long term for that particular site, because it's constantly going through changes. I've stuck with it through all the drama, the good times, the bad times. I've created a lot of friends, and for the most part, I did have friends, but along with staying at a place for a long time comes enemies. I was very deeply involved in the community there. I stayed in contact with plenty of people regularly at one point, three people of which, I ended up actually meeting in person. It was a tight community. Roleplaying-related, writing-related. I met some incredible writers there in my time, and some not-so-incredible writers as well, who I intend to keep in touch with...I hope.

    As it turned out, the place got hacked by an old member, supposedly before my time. I was kicked out of my position on the council and was left sitting there to watch the former enemies I created take control of the site. I decided then (and this is very recent, so I may change my mind), that I did not want to support those who tried to rebel for the better. A group charged in and took everybody's old spots, with the illusion the council wasn't good enough, thinking they could do better. So politics in real life actually go...but they don't truly know until the functions of the whole site is actually in their hands.

    And so, in an attempt to find someplace else to quickly spend my time before I kept worrying about the future of that site, I typed in "writing forum" into google, and here I am! Here! I'm here! Yes, and I don't know if I made a horrible decision or a good one.

    Please reassure me.

    Signed,

    Your Latest Member
     
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    Hi there, La Flauta!
    Welcome to writingforums.org. :)
    I'm sorry about your old site. With any luck, you'll find a place in this community. If you review a lot, give advice, ask for it, and post some of your own work, other members will get to know you in a tick and you'll fit right in. That's the great thing about this site: if you take the time to try to fit in, you will.
    Anyhow, PM me if you need anything: click on my display-name (Lucy E.), then click on 'Send a Private Message to Lucy. E' in the drop-down menu.
    Good luck. :)
     
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    Hello there La Flauta, an interesting introduction, seems you've had a journey getting here!

    I don't know if anything comes of it, but welcome anyhow! :D
     
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    Hello La Flauta, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    I hope you like what you see, and choose to stick around.

    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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    Hello there...Welcome to The Forums! :)
     
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    Hi! Welcome to WF :)
     
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    Hi and welcome.
     
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    Welcome to the forums :) Happy to have you!!
     

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