1. Hillary

    Hillary New Member

    Jun 19, 2009
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    It's Me

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Hillary, Jun 19, 2009.

    I'm new to the "online writing forum". I have been writing for a long time. I recently "dug out" some writings from many years ago. Amazed, I realized that I might have some real potential!

    So here I am, it's me... Hillary. I'm a 26 year old chick who is just working my way through these "stages" of life, trying to make it my own.

    My writing is my thoughts. They are all mini stories narrating this life I call my own.

    I hope that by reading my writing, it will help someone get through a rough time, see things in a different life, or just create a temporary escape.

    Enjoy, and I'm looking forward to reading your writings too!

  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Hillary, 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 constructive critique as a vital 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). Also, please use the same thread for all revisions and additional excerpts from the same piece of writing. 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!
  3. jlauren

    jlauren Senior Member

    Jun 8, 2009
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    Queensland, AUSTRALIA
    Hey there Hillary! I'm sure there are a lot of people out there who would appreciate the life testimony of a twenty-something. We seem to see things very differently, especially being raised in an age of 'fast' and 'faster' and 'not fast enough!'

    Look forward to seeing you around :)

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