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  1. Adkill

    Adkill New Member

    Mar 2, 2009
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    At the risk of repeating others . . . Hello.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Adkill, Mar 2, 2009.

    So, yes, hello.

    I'm Adkill, as I'm sure you can see. Not a big fan of the introduction, but I guess I should give you a few details, at least.

    I'm from north-east England. I used to write quite a lot when I was younger, though none of my stories were really very good. Over the past six months, maybe a month or two longer, I started posting some of my more recent stories on a forum. It wasn't a writing forum, though, and that particular area of the forum was not frequented by most users.

    So, a quick Google search for 'Writing forum' brought up this wonderful-looking website, and I decided to join. Haven't had a chance to look around properly yet, but I thought here would be a good place to start. Don't expect many posts from me, though.

    From the small look around I've had, I guess you will see me in the Fantasy sections most.
  2. UnknownBearing

    UnknownBearing Contributing Member

    Feb 26, 2009
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    that's pretty much exactly what i did. i havent even been here for a week and my style's already improved. im pretty sure you'll like it here. make sure you get your 2 reviews in before you post anything though. it's a really great and effective system, so you'll definitely get much mroe attention here than anywhere else.

    welcome aboard. :)
  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Adkill, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Posting your own work should not be among the very first things you do here anyway. 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!
  4. Dalouise

    Dalouise Contributing Member

    Feb 9, 2009
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    Hi and welcome! :)

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