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    Welcome to me? I guess...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by EagleFire, Aug 22, 2008.

    Hello everyone! While most people think it is cool to talk about themselves, and... I don't know, do what we all should do best. (AKA: talk about ourselves) I am the opposite. So yeah... But, I think I'm going to try.
    Anyway...

    For starters, my name is Daniel. I was born way back on the 20th of August, in 1991, and since then, I have been writing. (My mom once told me that I was literally born with a pen in my hand. The funny thing is, I used to believe her.) So, that being said, you would probably think I would have wanted to be a writer. (As, you know, a job.) But no. Actually, when I was younger I wanted to be a dog. You know, one of those brown bloodhounds or the coonhound from Where the Red Fern Grows.

    Sadly those dreams were crushed around the time I entered third or fourth grade. (Stupid health class...) And since then I have decided to look at more... legible jobs. Like teaching an English or a Science class, for example. Now you may be thinking why science? After all most of you readers probably want to be full time writers, or have something to do in the English field of work. (Okay, maybe only some...)

    Well, since my brother and sister were into the science fiction side of things, like Star Wars, I obviously had to be just like them, and so, science as become a passion of mine, and my stories reflect that. The EagleFire Squadron is the only current story that I am working on. It is set in the future and is almost exactly like Star Wars, except way cooler. (I told you I have no imagination!)

    If any of you, the reader, like that kind of subject, science fiction, I would ask that you read it and help me out by commenting and leaving hate messages about how much I messed the dogfight scenes up. Hahah, just kidding please don't do that. (Constructive criticism please. =P )

    Anyway. I think that I have said enough about myself, and I hope you have learned a lot about me. Err... Maybe you didn't. If so, that's okay, I'm fine with it.
     
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    Welcome, Daniel! I hope here you'll find writing equally (or more) enjoyable as hunting down the stench of bombs or drugs. :D
     
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    Hello Daniel, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Actually, I plan to teach Math and Science at the undergraduate (college) level, after I retire from the Software industry. I never envisioned writing as a primary career, and I still do not.

    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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