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    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by barrettn, Aug 31, 2007.

    Hi, my name is Nate and I used to be very big into writing poetry. I feel like life has consumed a lot of the time I used to spend writing and am glad I found this site so I can at least live vicariously through some of you while sneaking peaks at your writing from work.

    I also have a passion in the education of children through adults and am working on ways to promote reading and writing in fun and rewarding ways. I will probably mention some of these projects in my future posts.

    Not to mention, it's always great to meet new people!
     
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    Welcome to the Writing forums, Nate. Seeing that you've been reading and writing for a while, this must be a glamorous place for you. I hope this proves true.

    Here's a basic welcome from all of us. It should be obvious, but incase it isn't, let me explain. The Writing Problems Area is exclusively where opinions on different ways to write, blockages in writing styles and similar problems can be discussed. In the Review Rom, you can get critical appreciation and/or analysis of your written material. Behold, you must first review two pieces of writing before postign your own. This is ensure the pieces are evaluated to the most. Other than this, we have Writing Cotnests, weekly and monthly, where you can submit your writing. We also have Word games, Book Discussion and so on, classified under Community interaction. It may interest you if you're just hanging around.

    adamant has been kind enoguh to put many of the things I have mentioned or missed out on in one comprehensive place. If you want to check it out, see the Newbie Packets:
    http://www.writingforums.org/showthread.php?t=4989

    Enjoy it here, and don't feel shy to ask for help. We are all here to teach and learn in a mutual environment. And we hope you can do the same.

    Regards and Best Wishes!
     
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    Hello Nate, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    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.

    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 on this site, therefore, is a true workshop, not just a bulletin board for displaying your work. See this post, Why Write Reviews Before Posting My Work? for more information.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
     
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    thanks for the welcome Anthraxx. This site surely is a sight for sore eyes, so to speak.
     
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    Thanks for the welcome cogito...I assure you I have already spent about an hour today touring the site and know I have plenty more to discover.
     
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    I'm glad you're taking the time to take the tour, you'll have noticed we have any talented and knowledgable members now at your disposal. If you have questions for us then fire away, see you around the site!
     
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    Hello, shiny new person! :D
     
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    Hello and welcome to WF.org. It is great to have you on board and I do hope that you take the time to take a look at the poetry and short story contests and join in. I run them so if you have any questions or suggestions feel free to send a pm my way.
    Well look forward to seeing you around the board.

    Tor
     
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    Well a BIG welcome to you from me and i hope you enjoy being here with us on WF.org will see you around the forum from time to time i'd say

    shadow tiger x
     
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    happy belated welcome
     
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    Hey there! Another belated welcome but here it goes anyways...

    Welcome to the forums! Hope you settle in ok and that you find what you're looking for here, if you have any questions or anything just PM me and i'd be happy to help. Look forward to seeing you around.
     

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