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    O Hai!!!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jack, Dec 21, 2008.

    Hey Everyone!!!

    I am glad I've found this forum, I am very anxious to post some of my stories here, and hopefully people will like them.

    Anyway, I am 16 years old, black-short hair. I like food, writing (typically typing) about my life and fictional stories. I listen to music while I write. It helps my concentration and the lack of procastination. I've been writing stories for quite a while now... I havn't mentioned this before but I like to write letters. I am not sure if the administrator has a specific forum for that, but you would see a bunch of them soon. However, my average mark in English is an 85%, not too bad, considering that I've durastically improved my spelling, grammar, and grammatical sense. Because of before, I'd never really read any books (Obviously, now I do :) ). Thats pretty much my introduction. (I will add in some more info soon!)
     
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    Hello Jack, 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 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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    Thank you Cogito for the warm welcome :D

    I just have one question to ask you, I though I could PM you, but perhaps other people might ask this question as well... I was wondering if you have a section on your forum that allows people to post "letter(s)" it can be for relatives, the army, government, friends etc, I have not seen any. You can make a poll to see if people would like that, or you can completely scratch that idea.
     

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