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    My simple introduction

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kimberly_8, May 16, 2009.

    Hello everyone! I'm always horrible with introductions, but here goes another..
    I have always enjoyed writing, I just never felt I was very good. I would like to get past that and just focus on getting better and learning new techniques. I really wanted to take a creative writing class, but they don't offer one anywhere close to the small town that I live in. That's the real reason I'm here, I feel like it's the next best thing. I'm just really excited to look around to forum and see what all it has to offer. I'm also a college student who is very seriously considering majoring in English of some sort too. Thank you for taking the time to read my introduction!

    Kimberly-
     
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    Hello and welcome Kimberly_8!

    The more you write, the better you write! Keep going! I'm sure you've got the Write Stuff! :p
     
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    Welcome to the board!
     
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    Excuse my horribly short welcome, but welcome to the board. :)
     
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    Wow. I knew I was going to read that on somebody's intro reply. I guess I'll just say what's up, welcome, and I hope to read something decent from you. I used to be an English major myself, feel free to ask me questions about it (I was also a history major twice, an art major, and an English Lit major before I finally got fed up and dropped out.)
     
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    Hi and welcome :)
     
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    Hello Kimberly, 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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