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    Young writer new to the forum

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sphi, Apr 27, 2009.

    Hi everyone!

    I'm 15 years old and I just joined the forum because I absolutely love writing, reading, and sharing my work with others. I'm still trying to find my own style and decide what genre works best for me.

    Looking forward to posting!
    :)
     
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    Welcome to the boards. I hope you enjoy your stay. This is a very supportive community and I'm sure you'll find a home here.

    If you're even in need of assitance, feel free to drop me a line (pm). See you around. :D

    -Mandie
     
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    Hi and welcome to the site! Hope to see you around :-D

    ~Lynn
     
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    Hello Sphi, 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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    Thank you so much for the warm welcomes and all the advice and helpful links!
     
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    Sphi..you're younger than me *starts jumping like a kangaroo* lol j/k

    Namaste....WF main aapka swagat hai...aasha karti hun aapka safar sukhad rahega!

    (Hey, Welcome to WF, hope your stay here will be pleasant.)
     
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    Hi and welcome! :)
     
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    Welcome to the forums, Sphi. Enjoy your creative journey.:)
     
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    Welcome, I'm new too :) Hope you enjoy yourself!
     
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    Welcome (I'm still pretty new here myself)!
     
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    Welcome to the forums. Since you love writing, I'm sure you'll thoroughly enjoy yourself.
     

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