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    Introduction

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by danawilli05, Feb 25, 2009.

    My name is Dana Williams. I am here today to become am member of this organization. I was hoping to have people learn and experience wat it is like to be visually impaired. I almost started to volunteer on doing a seminar on and about my disabillity. That unfortantly didn't happen. That was through a charity called "Kids Meracle Making"..
     
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    Hello Dana, 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.

    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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    Hi and welcome Dana!
    I used to do 'voice notes' for the visually impaired when I was at university many years ago.
    I'm sure we'd all be interested, particularly as writers, to learn more about how people live with these kind of challenges. And also if there are any organisations we can support.
     
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    I want to inspire you and have you learn about my disabillity, and the experiences behind it. I will be posting many short posts about me, my life and my visual impairment. Thank you for having me as a new member. I hope to do this more often. Thanks.
     
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    Hi and welcome! :)
     

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