1. Fitz
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    Just saying hello, not really worth your while to read

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Fitz, Jun 17, 2008.

    Salvetes homines,

    Modesty is always good for a topic title. Makes people curious. They say.
    Anyways, I thought it would be a good idea to let you know who I am before I start trolling these forums... ah, fresh meat!
    My name's Fitz (add the chivalry yourselves, for those of you who have read Robin Hobb), but you can call me... well, Fitz, if you don't mind.
    I'm 17 years old at the moment and I live in the Netherlands. You may notice that english is not my native language, but oh well.
    I'm still doing high school, where I am editor of the school newspaper and self-proclaimed writing talent.
    I write articles on various subjects (economics, religion, politics), I write regular columns, and I started throwing some ink on poetry as well.

    Hm... that'd be about it, I think. You will probably see me on the forums sometime. You might want to try reading a sonnet-like poem I wrote a couple of weeks ago, based on work by John Donne and a bit of Shakespeare. I'll post it shortly.

    See you around!

    ~Fitz.
     
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    Hi Fitz! Welcome to WF!
    PM me if you need anything. :)
     
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    Hello Fitz, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    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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    Welcome :)
     
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    Hi and welcome.
     
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    Hi :) Welcome to WF!
     
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    Love the name Fitz. Welcome!
     

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