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    Newcomer... returning?

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Yukarangz, Sep 5, 2008.

    I was here before, but not for long, and I didn't really get into the community. Things happened in real life and I had little time to spend online. Hopefully it will be different this time. :)

    I'm looking forward to meeting some of you. I go by Yukarangz, but you can call me Yuka. :p Some of my interests... obviously, I enjoy writing, not that I'm exactly good at it. I also like to draw (see above). That doesn't matter, though. I don't write because I'm good at it, I do it because it's so much fun!

    So, um, yeah. *throws beanbag at first poster* :3
     
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    Hello Yuka, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    If you haven't been here fairly recently, the site has changed quite a bit in the last few months.

    Posting your own work should not be the very first thing you do here. It is really worthwhile 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 thoroughly and recently, 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 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 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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    Welcome back!
     
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    Welcome back, Yuka!!!! :)
    Most of the time I write, it's just for fun, too!
     
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    Welcome like back! I also love to write and draw. Though I do not think I'm good at drawing! And I'm sure you're a good writer!
     
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