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    Who opened the door?

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Summerbreeze, Jan 29, 2011.

    Good evening all,

    I was peering throught the door and someone opened it and I stumbled in here, please excuse me.

    I don't know what I am doing here.

    Humour of myself has got me through in life as confidence I lack.

    Until 2 years ago I had never written a letter I always got someone to do it for me. I have always had a passion to write but never found the confidence to start. I feel I want to at least try now it has only taken me 46 years.

    I have started a book which I will try and post after I believe if I have read right, I have to do two reviews.
    I am finding that tough as I know how hard it is for some to get that far, I will try my best.

    When I do, I dont want gentleness I want to learn so I am hoping to find that direction and support in here.

    I would like to wish you all a good day.
    I will close the door quietly on the way out.
     
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    Welcome. Please wipe your feet on the mat before entering. Fancy a cup of tea? Alright, one or two sugar cubes? Perfect. It's never too late to begin. Now sit beside the fire and tell us a story.
     
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    Who opened the door?

    Probably the same fool who let the dogs out... ;)
     
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    Welcome. :)
    Glad you've finally plunged into the craft of writing, it'll be worth it.
     
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    The Degenerate is right, Summerbreeze. It's never too late to begin :) Any kind of human expression should never be limited by age. I hope that I'll be one of the users to review your work. Good luck :)
     
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    Curiosity is a powerful thing! what with you peering through the door and stumbling into a new experience. I cannot understand your lack of confidence in writing though, since i thought speech is a much more fearsome demand of communication. writing was always my comfort, but anyway Nice to meet you summer breeze! :D
     
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    Welcome! It's good to hear you have decided to begin writing. I look forward to seeing some of your work :)
     
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    Helloooo there! Nice to meet you. :)
     
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    The Door

    You did, Summerbreeze. We look forward to you describing what you found. Good luck. Mart
     
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    lol Love the response
     
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    Thank you all for your encouragement and funny comments.

    I would like to ask a question If I may as a newbie just learning the rules.

    After coming in this door, I have been naughty it seems, I do apologise.

    I have had another door locked.

    What I would like to ask is this, what is the difference between a lock that is locked and one that is hanging on a thread?

    Thanks for any help
    Summer
     
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    Yeah your required to critique a minimum of 2 pieces before they will let you put something to be critiqued. It is the whole pay it forward critiquing that makes the site great. Here is where the explain it better.
     
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    Welcome! :D
     
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    Hello Summer, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Review Room before you post there again. Posting your own writing for people to comment on 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 the RPG forum for improvisational fiction. Also try 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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