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    Something witty this way comes...hopefully

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Long the Day, Dec 3, 2008.

    Hey everyone!

    I am new on the board (hence posting in this section). Well, let's get on with trivia-fying me. I am a senior in high school, knee deep in the college applications process, and, thus, have all those quirky, irritating neuroses that follow. My favorite color is red and I find Doritos dipped in blueberry yogurt (try it) positively delicious. I started writing when I was in elementary school and never quite stopped. However, writer's block and I have an unfortunate living situation. I write vignettes, short stories, articles, and novels. I dabble in various genres.

    There you go. Probably more than you wanted to know, but such is life.
     
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    Welcome to the forums! I'm pretty new here myself, and can relate to your start in writing :) Hope you enjoy yourself!
     
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    Welcome to the forums :) Not quite sure i'll try the doritos thing but welcome all the same :p
     
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    Hello LtD, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    I think I'll probably pass on the Doritoberry snacks too - probably.

    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 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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    Blueberry yogurt? Yumm! Gotta get me some of that.:) Enjoy your journey through the forums.
     
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    Welcome and I know exactly what you mean about the yogurt and chips! Good luck on your college applications =)
     
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    See Chey knows what I'm talking about. Anyways, thanks all.
     
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    Welcome to the forum.
     
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    Hi and welcome to what will become your virtual home away from home.
     
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    Try Doritos and chocolate milk, yummy! Not as daring as with BB yogurt, but it works for me. :) Welcome to the forums.
     
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    Your a Metal fan. Cool beans.

    Welcome to the forums. :D
     

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