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    The Bucket List

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by breakingwave, Oct 27, 2009.

    Hello, let me first say that the title of "Bucket List" doesn't particuarily thrill me, but at least most now understand what is meant, probably much more than I do. I have promised myself for years that I was going to take my writing seriously and now that I am 59, it's probably at good time to start.

    I am Linda and a grandmother who is raising the first three grandchildren of my one and only daughter. There are many stories to be told right in that area but for now I will just say hello and I am looking forward to learning many things.

    I am anxious to become familiar with not only the lingo but with some of the skills required to advance my sparse writing skills. For years I have written things to please me, now I would like to at least make someone else think or smile. Glad to make your acquaintance and hopefully I will come to know your writings well. I have to warn you though one of my great shortcomings is spelling so I will do my best to try and present ideas that have been proof read first.
     
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    welcome to the WF!
     
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    Hello Linda, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    There is no expiration date on dreams. As long as you can still lift a pen or tap keys, there's no such thing as too late.

    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.

    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 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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    Hello Linda, it's so nice to meet you!!!

    Hope you come back soon....:)
     
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    Thank you, I am looking forward to doing lots of reading.

    Thank you, I hope that I don't break any rules but I have appreciated reading the information you have posted

    Thank you!
     
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    Welcome to the Forums Linda:)
     
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    Welcome :D
     
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    Thank you
     
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    Hey, Linda! Welcome to the WF! I hope you enjoy your stay!
     
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    Thanks I plan to stay for a while. I love creativity and love reading so this seems like a perfect match.
     

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