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    The Awkward Hello

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ajarfullofwords, Mar 10, 2012.

    Greetings. I feel like I just accidentally walked into a party where everybody knows each other :)

    At any rate, my name is Adam and I wanted to introduce myself.

    Let's see... I guess a good start place would be noting that I am 29 and have been writing poetry since I was 15, although not particularly at a level that would give me reason to share much with the general public. When I was a teenager I loved writing poetry because it was the sincerest way that I could really express how I was feeling. Despite being terrible in essence, it was authentic. Eventually I went to college and studied creative writing, which simultaneously made me a better writer and paralyzingly self-conscious about everything I write.

    At present, I work at a liberal arts college in a non-academic setting and still find that writing the occasional poem makes me really happy. And since I want to stay true to my poetry-loving self, I thought learning, creating, and sharing on this forum would be a good idea.

    See you all in the poetry corner!

    -Adam
     
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    Welcome to the forum, Adams. Yes, it's very important to be authentic! Perhaps more important than anything else.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Adam!

    I hope you find what you're looking for here, whatever your interests in writing.

    This forum aims to provide the best workshopping resources on the internet, and to that end we have a few rules which you should familiarise yourself with before you get stuck in. The main section of the site is the Writing Workshop, where members can post their writing in order to receive critique of their work.

    However, before we allow members to post their work, they must have met some basic requirments. Firstly, you must have been a member for fourteen days, and have made twenty posts on the forum overall (please note, posts in Word Games do not count towards this). This is so that members, when they post their work, have familiarised themselves with the forums and contributed to them (as well as hopefully learned something for themselves). Secondly, members must provide two constructive reviews of other people's work for each piece of their own that they wish to post. This is because we believe that the focus of workshopping should be equally upon giving reviews as receiving them, as they allow a writer to practice and improve their editing skills, which they can then apply to their own writing.

    Beyond the Writing Workshop, you will find that we have extensive forums for discussion of aspects of writing, as well as a community area for general discussion. We also run periodic short story and poetry contests, which are good for challenging yourself and expanding your skills.

    If you have any questions or problems, then the moderators (myself and Cogito) should be your first port of call. Any technical problems with the site itself should be directed to Daniel, the site administrator and owner. I would recommend you have a look over the rules so that you know what to expect, and what is expected. But aside from that, I hope you enjoy your time here.


    Banzai
     
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    Welcome :)
     
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    Thanks so much for the information, Banzai! I'm looking forward to being a community member in this venue. Looks like a lot of good people spend their time here.

    -Adam
     
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    Welcome and hello.

    Im the guy in the corner awkwardly swishing his beer in circles because he doesnt know anyone at the party either. We should get along famously.

    Look forward to seeing your work!
     
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    Welcome to the forums, Adam!
     

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