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    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Marshmallow, Dec 26, 2008.

    Hello.

    I am Marshmallow, a budding writer out of Houston. I am currently a Junior in High School. I aspire to be a psychologist or some other profession enabling me to help others. I do not pass judgment. I do not lay lame. I am me, and me I am. No other speaks for me, and I speak for no other. Ask a question, I will answer, for naked truth is salvation for the soul. I pen to allow myself to cry, as I cannot do so otherwise. For this reason, much of my writing is very sad.

    I am open to criticism. In case you're tired of loose sentence structure, I will contour to you now. When given a moral choice, I always choose something leaning towards what is socially acceptable rather than what I feel is right. Often, my feelings betray me, and I find choices to be of little consequence while I am making them. This is my largest downfall. Actually, looking back, I can tell you with 100% certainty now that I am ADHD. Severely. I cannot concentrate, which often leads to the abandonment of writing forays.

    I believe in God.

    Anything else can be asked, I will answer.
     
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    Hello Marshmallow, 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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    Hmm...That looked like some copied and pasted mumbo jumbo if I've ever seen it. =D

    Nah, it's cool. I reviewed a wee bit before posting my two most recent things, and will actually find myself reviewing quite often afterwards. Sites like this are the last great haven for the inventive.

    *And thanks for not calling me on this epic necropost.:)
     
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    Hey Marshmallow...welcome to WF, hope you have a great time here.
     

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