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    Why hello there!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Astra, May 12, 2009.

    I'm new here, i guess i should of posted here first eh?

    Anyway, i'm from Connecticut, i'm 19 and i have a passion for story telling. I haven't really written anything yet, though i am working on a couple pieces that i hope, over time, to share with you all.

    I simply love the community you've built here, this is exactly the type of place i have been looking for, for quite some time now. I hope i can be a asset to, what i imagine is, an ever expanding community :)

    So greetings, nice to meet you all :D
     
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    Hey Astra. I'm TheHedgehog, more known as Hedge. Nice to meet you and welcome to the forum. What do you like to write and read? Any hobbies or instruments you play? Welcome to the Forum and be sure to let me know when you post your work. Later.
     
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    In the past I liked ready fantasy and adventure novels. More specifically: Robert Jordan, Ken Follet, Gery Paulsen..

    Recently I have become very interested in the works of Hemingway. I just started reading a collection of his short stories, i'm on the one called "The Short and Happy Life of Francis Macomber". As well, by suggestion of my second semester writing teacher, i picked up "Elements of Style". Both good reads..

    Hobbies..those are the things people with lives have, right? Well i guess i can name a few..Mostly outdoors type stuff. I like to fish, mostly deep sea but if i ever get a chance id love to learn to fly fish. I like to go camping, but not the typical "pack the house in a truck and bring it into the woods" type camping. I like to take a back pack and my skills into the woods and tough it out for a few days. I hike..typical hiking around Connecticut isn't exactly extreme, nice views though. The last one i can think of is that i SCUBA dive. I haven't done it as of late, but i am hoping to make a career out of it eventually.

    Thats about as much i can think of for now :)
     
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    Hi and welcome to the site! Hope to see you around :-D

    ~Lynn
     
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    Hi and welcome! :)
     
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    Hello Astra, 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 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). 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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