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    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by photoann, May 1, 2010.

    Hi, Ann or Photoann. I'm a photographer by day, but at night when no one is around I slip into my office and partake in my secret hobby of writing. I'm not sure why it's a secret but it truly is...not even my husband knows what I'm doing...:eek:
    Anyway, thanks to the creator of this realm, I think I'm gonna like here.
     
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    Hi Ann

    I can truly see that you love to live life on the edge, you wicked woman!

    Welcome to the forum. ;)
     
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    Yeah, it's really crazy what people do behind closed doors......;)
     
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    Oh I wouldn't know a thing about any such habits or hobbies, Ann. I am a complete innocent. ;)
     
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    If it's any comfort, you are not alone. I am a construction engineer, and my writing is also a closely guarded secret shhhhhhh My co-workers will probably die laughing if they know that I love writing romance stories :D:p;)

    Welcome to the WF.
     
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    Hello Ann, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Review Room before you post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on 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.

    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 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!
     
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    Wow, a construction engineer who writes romance (I'm assuming male).....oddly that is a comfort and very cool. I'll have to check out your work sometime....
     
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    Welcome, Ann. Is your office at home or are you going to someday be confronted by your husband about all the "overtime" you're putting in? ;)
     
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    Yes, it's at home....I'm a photographer and I spend a fair amount of time retouching photos.....so it goes like this.
    "oh man...I've got a lot of work to do tonight....that kid I shot last week had terrible acne."
    "ohhh, OK, don't worry honey...I'll make dinner. You get to work"
    "Ok, if you insist"
    Smile.:D
     
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    *waves shyly .. Engineer here too ... *cough. Hey, your colleagues simply have no idea. And -- I doubt they would laugh. They would just be less talkative after a few beers perhaps, fearing they would end up in one of your stories :)

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    Welcome! It feels good not to be the only neewbie around.
     
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    I can relate. My passion is truly in playing music. But when one thinks about it, do not all creative things share something in common? A photographer is a most creative career to me, as many people do not realize there really are skills needed to take great pictures. I can understand you jumping from taking pictures to writing. To me they are both within the creative realm of things.

    Welcome.

    Terry

     

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