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  1. klara92090

    klara92090 New Member

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    Why Hello There

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by klara92090, Apr 5, 2009.

    Hey, everyone. My name is Kevin, and I'm new here. There's not much for me to say, except that I enjoy writing very much and hope to come across some interesting ideas here. A little bit about me though:

    I'm 18 years old, and I'm a Creative Writing major at university. I usually write humorous fiction, short stories, and poetry. When I have nothing to do, I usually occupy my time by reading. I love T.C. Boyle and Ernest Hemingway.

    I love soccer. Yes, soccer. I have a weird obsession with chess and I enjoy fooling around with my Rubik's cube.

    From time to time, I write in my blog. I usually write about anything on my mind at the time. I also post my latest stories there whenever possible.

    I love classics, of all literature. If I really had to choose, Virgil would be my favorite classical writer :)

    I like reading Nutrition Facts on the back of food products, and I have an irritating habit of biting my nails.

    Well, that's really all I have to say. Not a lot, but I think you'll get to know me better by talking to me, or reading my work.

    Thanks for your time, and hope to hear from you all soon. Take care.
     
  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    Hello Kevin, 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!
     
  3. Neha

    Neha Beyond Infinity. Contributor

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    Hey there Kevin-Welcome to WF, hope to see you around..:)


    Edit-My nails are all itty-bitty bitten too..lol
     
  4. lynneandlynn

    lynneandlynn Contributing Member

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    Hi Kevin. Welcome to the site. I'm looking forward to seeing your writing and your critiques around.

    ~Lynn
     
  5. Dalouise

    Dalouise Contributing Member

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    Hi and welcome! :)
     
  6. x_raichelle_x

    x_raichelle_x Contributing Member

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    Hey! I read the nutrition facts too....although they never stop me from eating the food lol. x
     

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