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    um...hi

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Skeletonjack, Jun 17, 2008.

    Well hello. My name is Jonathan and I am new to this forum. I actually found it on accident...having a bit of block and started searching the word writing in google for the hell of it. I am a writer, not published, but I have been writing on and off during my schooling. I am done with school now and can't wait to dedicate more time to writing.
     
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    Sounds great that you're ready to dedicate to writing!

    Welcome! :D
     
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    Hello Jonathan, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Yes, picking up the slack when school ends is a great way to get a solid writing habit started, using the momentum from school work levels.

    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.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
     
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    Hey there :) Welcome to WF.org.
     
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    Hi, Jonathan! Welcome :)
     
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    Welcome to the forum Jonathan! You accidentally stumbled onto the perfect forum, enjoy.
     
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    Hi, and welcome!
    I dedicate around 34% of the time I'm supposed to be doing math to writing. Lol! Then I write like heck when I get home. ;) No school must be fun. :)
    Anyhow, enjoy your stay!
     
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    Welcome to WF! I found this place a little on accident too and now I'm addicted!!!
     

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