1. -Reaper
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    It's that new kid on the block!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by -Reaper, May 22, 2009.

    Hey everyone!

    I'm Ben, a 15 year old Australian writer. I came here because the two sites i belong to have a lack-of-forums. I'm known was 'Reaper' everywhere i write. On booksie (though i'm leaving, the communities deteriorated) and Writer's cafe. I choose that name because then i first started writing i was a sad, angry little poet. I hope to have a great time and improve myself here, and aslong as your all active i will be too. In a moment I'll be posting what i have of my story, I'm very stuck and need some idea's so help would be appreciated.

    Hope to see you guys around!
     
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    Hey Reaper, I'm new too, so hi from one newby to another.
    =D
     
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    Ah, a young one. You started out on a great hobby :p
     
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    Hello Ben, 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). 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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    hey, howsit going? i joined for pretty much the same reasons. I couldn't find anywhere like this, so i joined. hey, maybe we can be friends!
     
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    Hi and welcome :)
     

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