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    Sociology

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Top Cat, Nov 10, 2010.

    Right.

    I'm Ashley, Ash, or A.S.H if one goes go my initials and funky passport. I study screenwriting at Bournemouth uni (that's the UK). I live in a little flat by the sea with a seaview and lots of sea air and I walk by the sea and I love the sea and sea sea sea.

    Yeah, I live by the sea. So I guess you could say I'm a romantic spirit, though I don't like it when my jeans stick to my leg. It just isn't right.

    Writing wise, I like to claim I write a variety of materials ranging from funny to sad. In reality, I keep spewing dark, controversial social commentaries about life, and how I hate everything ignorant and stupid. :rolleyes: Maybe throw in some sexual perversion for good measure.

    I suppose I'm on here for encouragement, friends, and feedback. (I'm a masochist. I like it brutal and savage.)

    Cheers.
     
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    Welcome Ashley. :)
    I hate the sea sea sea. :p
    And because of your username, I want to watch Top Cat now..
     
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    Welcome, Ash. I love the sea too. Problem is, I don't live anywhere near it. :(
     
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    Hello Ashley, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Review Room before you post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on 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.

    Also, be aware that posting a piece of writing on any public site, including this one, will greatly diminish your chances of selling it for publication. Removing the writing later does not alter that fact - once posted, it is irreversibly considered published. So do not post anything more than a small excerpt of any piece you are planning to submit for publication.

    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). Also, please use the same thread for all revisions and additional excerpts from the same piece of writing. 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 the RPG forum for improvisational fiction. Also try 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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    Hi and welcome! :)
     
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    Hey Ash! Welcome aboard and I love the sea sea sea too!
     
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    Hi Ash :D Have fun here! BTW, I so want a cottage by the sea someday. It's so beautiful. Cheers and Cheerio!
     
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    Thanks for such a warm reception!:D I'll try my best to be a goodie and not burn the place to the ground.
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum. I hope you enjoy your time here with all of us!

    :)
     
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    Hi Ashley
     
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    Woah, only been here 6 days and have so many posts already... :/

    I realised I never said welcome, so, hi! :D
     
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    Well, that's very thoughtful of you! :D
     

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