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    Look for friends with similar interests.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by byjordanmarie, Jun 3, 2013.

    I am a female in my mid 20s, I have a 2-year-old daughter, I stay at home, and I love to write fiction. I'm not super girly, but I do love to shop, cook, hike, bike, read, see movies, garden, learning new things, take photographs, post to Instagram and discuss life. I live near a metropolis in Texas.

    I haven't published or finished anything concrete yet, but I do have big dreams.

    Thanks for reading.. Hopefully this is an okay place to post this. :)

    P.S. I really want to find a cool friend or two. Hopefully we can develop a friendship and relate to one another. One in which we can talk about writing and life in general. I really lack someone to talk to about writing that "gets me". Blah blah blah. :)
     
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    Seems like it is to me, but I am new, so what do I know. ;)

    You caught my eye when you mentioned photography, as it is a large part of my life!
     
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    Hey, we both have "13 posts", so I guess we're both new. But I don't think that has anything to do with anything! What do you like to write about? And oh how I do love photography!
    I took this picture of my niece today, playing in the rain!
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    Cute photo of your niece!

    To be honest, I am just preparing to get back into writing, as I have been spending most of my free time behind a camera. I used to write songs a lot 'way back then', but gave it up to focus on photography (no pun intended). I am hoping to be able to manage time for both.

    Nice to meet you!
     
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    Don't be surprised or worried when this gets moved to the New Member Intros area. It's no biggie. Welcome!! :D
     
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    Welcome to the community! This is in the wrong category but that's quite alright. I do find your blog interesting so i'd thought i would bookmark it. :)
     
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    Hey, we are both from Texas! How ODD! there is no conceivable way that two people from the largest state in the continental United states could meet on one website! Truthfully though, you will find a lot of friends on here. Even Cognito and I, as Much as He grates on my nerves at times, I think he is a Hell of a guy and gives pretty good writing advice.
     
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    Cute girl, your niece. I love mugshot photos :)
    I was into photography for a long while, but now I'm into computer graphic instead.
    I write sci-fi and fantasy. So if that's your interest, expect to see them in the Novel area of the Workshop.
    What do you like to write about ?

    See you more around !
     
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    Hi and welcome!
     
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    I personally don't believe this belongs in "New Member Introductions" because I already said hello, and the intro forum doesn't quite get looked at enough. I could of written my post whether I had been a member for a day, a month, or few years. :)
     
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    Hi Jordan Marie, Welcome to the Creative Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Writing Workshop before you try to post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on should not be among the very first things you do here anyway. 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.

    Also, be aware that posting a piece of writing on any public site, including this one, will greatly diminish your chances of selling it for publication. Removing the writing later does not alter that fact - once posted, it is irreversibly considered published. So do not post anything more than a small excerpt of any piece you are planning to submit for publication.

    If you haven't explored the site yet, you should probably do so soon. Newcomers often gravitate to the Lounge, the Writing Prompts, or the Writing Workshop, 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 site rules, too, to avoid any misunderstandings or hurt feelings. Respect for one another is our principal mandate.

    As for the Writing Workshop, 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. We also impose a two-week waiting period before you may post writing for critique, to give you time to become familiar with what is expected and how the site operates. The Writing Workshop 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 Writing Workshop 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 the RPG forum for improvisational fiction. Also try 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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