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    Ya ta he from Nez Perce Rez in Idaho

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by maddiemae, Aug 15, 2008.

    Although I have posted here before, it has been enough years that I am considered new. I had to start this process all over again. My family had several losses over a three year period, young ones, and it has taken me a while to be ready to come back. I'm back in college, finishing my Communications degree (to add to my Behavioral Science degree), taking a couple of writing classes. My youngest child is in her senior year and I have two grandsons whose father just retired from the Seattle Seahawks after 15 years as a starting player; my beautiful Nez Perce daughter is their mother. I will have pictures up soon. I look forward to getting to know people again and reading your heart art.
     
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    Hello Maddie Mae, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    If you remember what your previous username was, please send a PM to me or one of the other moderators so we can disable the old account. Because you have not been here in a while, I'll go through the whole spiel - the site has probably changed a lot since you were last here, depending on how long ago that was.

    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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    Welcome again Maddie Mae! Seems like you had a lot going on in the past couple of years, but props to you for getting back on your feet and starting again!! I have a great admiration for people who do that...I hope to see some of your own work soon and to see your posts!
     
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    Welcome back!
     
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    Welcome back to the site Maddie. Its a friendly forum with an excellent member base and a good Moderation team.

    If at anytime you have a question please feel free to ask myself or any of the moderation team. We're only too happy to help.




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    welcome, maddie!

    but i must be having a 'senior moment' since i coulda sworn i saw your intro before and even replied to it, mentioning my happy year of living with the hopi... it's hell gettin' old! ;-)

    love and hugs, maia
     
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    Tell me about it. I could of swore I went to the bathroom once already this morning... :confused:
     
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    May be, but it beats the heck out of the alternative.

    I'd rather be over the hill than under it!
     

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