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    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dale1966, Dec 7, 2007.

    Hello All

    New to the site. I am from New Mexico, and all my writing has consisted to writing in journals, to express my personal feeling and to let steam off sometimes. I have been doing that for many years. I have no degree to speak of. I do like writing and my brother came over the other week and read some of my journals, and told me. If I write all the time as a hobby why don't I actually try to write a book. Wasn't sure if he was joking or serious. Than I thought on it for sometime and decided he was right. So here I am.


    Peace


    Dale
     
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    Hello Dale, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    The only degree required is a high degree of determination. Writing for others always involves a lot of revision to turn the initial rough draft into something clear and engaging.

    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 Writing Workshops, but there is much more to be discovered if you poke in the corners. Remember to check out our FAQ as well!

    As for the Writing Workshops, 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 Writing Workshops on this site, therefore, are true workshops, not just bulletin boards 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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    Welcome Dale.

    I hope you stick around. Theres certainly plenty here for you read write review and then more.

    And basically my good friend Cogito hits the nail on the head....;)
     
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    Hello and welcome!
     
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    Welcome to the forums :) Glad to have you on board.
     
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    Hey Dale. Welcome to the forums.
     
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    Hi Dale,

    That's why I'm here. I have been writing since I was a kid, but only seriously for the last six months. There is a lot to learn, so I hope to see you around!
     
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    Welcome to the site, Dale, good to see you here :)

    As Cogito said, take time exploring the site and don't hesitate to ask for help from one of the moderators.
     
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    Dear Writer,

    Welcome to one of the fastest growing writers forums on the web. I’m sure if you hang around long enough you’ll begin to make new friends and enjoy becoming a participating member of the writersforum.org. I am sure each new member will bring something new and valuable to the forum as well as find it an interesting and wonderful place to explore and learn more about the wonderful world of writing.

    I have been away for awhile myself, and unfortunately have not been able to keep up with greeting the large influx of new members personally. Please forgive, but except my sincerest and belated welcome to the forum.

    Cordially yours,

    Trailer Trash
     
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    I would just like to welcome you to the insanities of WF.org. A place where you can unleash both the writer and the inner child inside that is waiting patiently to escape. lol

    I do hope that you have a most wonderful time here with all of us. There are a lot of things for you to get involved in and a heck of a lot of wonderful and helpful information on all aspects of writing lurking around the different forums within this board.

    So sit down and get comfy with a nice hot or cold drink and probably a few snacks as well and enjoy reading everything that we have all got to say and do feel free to join in wherever you feel that you can.

    Ok so now that I have rambled away to you I will let you go and enjoy your time here with all of us.

    See you around the boards.

    Torana
     
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    Welcome aboard. Sit back and enjoy.

    Anthony
     

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