1. Nikita88
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    Kind of new, I guess? Time to introduce!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Nikita88, Feb 12, 2009.

    Hello everyone! I originally found a different bigger forum when I was looking for a community to discuss writing. Everyone there was extremely rude and focused entirely on the hierarchy of power in the forum system...

    I am so glad to be here, everyone has been really nice and fun! This is definitely where I want to stay.

    I like most genres of fiction, especially realistic fantasy, mystery, and a lot of random YA stuff. My current project is:

    http://writingforums.org/showthread.php?t=18538

    I just passed 11,000 words!

    Anyways, thanks for everything so far, I look forward to getting to know you all
     
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    awesomeness, welcome to WF
    just read the rules and such have fun
     
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    Welcome to WF

    and I LOVE your avatar. Calvin and Hobbes is the best comic EVER
     
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    Hello Nikita, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Good to see you taking a moment to say Howdy, so everyone can greet you properly.

    Posting your own work should really 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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    Welcome aboard Nikita!

    Hope to see you round.
     
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    Hi! I hope you enjoy your time here.
    Nice to meet you.
     
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    Hey Nikita88! Welcome to the WF!

    You should go out and celebrate!

    Ncie to meet you
    - Jack
     
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    Hi from another newbie! Wow, that sounds like a forum I have escaped from... :(
     

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