1. Just a small smackerel
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    Young and unsure

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Just a small smackerel, Mar 23, 2009.

    Your typical teenager out to find what she can be good at.
    x)
    Nice to be here.
    I thought that the forum looked interesting, to say the least.
    Brief summary of myself since I don't want to bore you already with my neverending rambling:
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    -Wants to be a writer, but doesn't think she can succeed
    -Working on her first novel (for fun)
    -Can't write poetry to save her life
    -Enjoys reading any genre. Yes, even non-fiction. :D
     
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    Hello Smackerel, 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!
     
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    Thanks!
    I'll be sure to go ahead and check what you mentioned, wouldn't want to step out of place when I have just arrived.
     
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    Neha Beyond Infinity. Contributor

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    Hey Smackerel...I'm 16 too ;)...Welcome to WF..hope to see you around.
     
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    Phew, good to know I'm not alone.
    >3
    I'm sure that you will.
    I plan on sticking around here, posting up a storm, causing some havoc. All that fun stuff.
    ;)
     
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    Me either :p.

    Welcome to the forum, enjoy your stay :cool:.
     
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    Haha.
    I don't know, there's just something about poetry that stumps me.
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    I'll be sure to do so, thank you.
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    Hi Smakerel, welcome. I'm new here too, us newbies need to stick together :)
     
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    Welcome! Don't feel bad if poetry isn't your thing, but do believe in yourself. Some self-doubt is probably healthy for every writer, but if you honestly don't believe you can do it... well, beware the self-fulfilling prophecy. >.<
     
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    Hi and welcome! :)
    I was sixteen once but it was a loooong time ago :redface:
     
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    Thanks for the welcome everyone!
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    Hey Smackerel! Welcome to the WF!
    Nice to meet you
    - Jack
     
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    Nice to meet you as well, Jack.
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