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  1. Bonzo-Reborn

    Bonzo-Reborn New Member

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    Dia Duit From Ireland!!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bonzo-Reborn, May 25, 2008.

    Hi There,

    My name is Mark, I'm Irish, 18, Fair Hair, Blue Eyes, 5ftr 10",

    Im an author, poet, journalist, musician, student, hobo, and sales assistant

    Im hoping this site has some young people on it aswell as me

    I've been published in magazines such as metal hammer and kerrang just for letters and then some papers in ireland also, aswell all over the internet :D

    Say hi and be my friend haha
     
  2. Lucy E.

    Lucy E. Contributing Member

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    Welcome!
    That really depends on how young...I'm 12, but I suppose most folks would consider me a child. As for teenagers, there are quite a few. You'll also find many 16, 17 and 18 year olds on here. :)
    I'm actually a pretty new member myself, so I can't be sure, but dyna fel mae'n fynd! Hurrah for Celtic languages. :)
    Lucy.
     
  3. Eoz Eanj

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    You’ve missed bank account details in your about me laundry list.

    Welcome to the forum.
     
  4. Cogito

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    Hello Bonzo, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    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.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
     
  5. Hulk

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    Hey there :) Welcome to WF.org.
     
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    Welcome :)
     
  7. companionableills

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    Eoz Eanj - I giggled. it's interesting how different people introduce themselves online.

    Bonzo - hello and welcome from another young person (17)!
     
  8. mammamaia

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    caed mille failte!!!
     
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    Hi Mark! Welcome to the forums...make yourself at home!
     
  10. Bonzo-Reborn

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    i see eoz is the resident comedian
     
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    18? 12? 17? If anybody makes any old people jokes I'll hit 'em with my cane. If only I can remember where I put my cane.
     
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    i always keep mine handy, along with the crutches and back brace, for when my darn lower back goes out!... could be from carrying so many of the next generation... or just the time i fell off the top of my rv...
     
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    Hi and welcome.
     
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    Hola!

    *waves all the way from Puerto Rico. Can you see me? Yes, right there, that's me!*
     
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  17. Bonzo-Reborn

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    Irish Journalist

    Hi,

    I have been completely inactive on this board since my last introduction so I would like to start anew.

    I enjoy writing opinion pieces and features. I love reviews and short stories although I have not written fiction in years.

    I suffer from a lack of motivation and inspiration when it comes to topics to write about and that is why I have come back here. I want to find interesting topics that I can write about.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated. =D


    I'm Mark by the way.
     
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    Welcome again then, hope you'll be more active this time :D

    I'll keep my fingers crossed for some inspiration :)
     
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    Welcome back, Mark. :)
    If it's you in your picture, I like your hat.
     
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    Welcome back! :D
     
  21. BruceBeckett

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    Hi Mark

    Good luck with your writing.

    I have one possible tip for you that may or may not help. Have you considered writing a regular blog? By that I mean every week without fail, come rain, hail or Tsunami you add another 500 word entry to your blog.

    I've been doing this for 16 months now (up to blog 69) and I have to tell you it has been extremely helpful. I feel I have improved as a writer in many different ways.

    In particular I have learned so much about what I am good and bad at, that I feel I am now more proficient and confident than I was when I started.

    If you are looking for ways to re-energise yourself as a writer, I would strongly recommend this. But you have to be totally committed to keeping going, come what may and to trying new ideas and approaches as well.

    You could of course just write stuff down in a private diary, but I think the fact that it is a blog forces you to think about your audience all the time, which is a good discipline.

    Just my two cents.
     
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    Hi Mark. Another Munster man on the forum!
     
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    Yay welcome! I'm a journalist too, although not in Ireland.
     
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    Come to think of it you may know my brother. He's a 20 year old journalism student in Munster too.
     
  25. Bonzo-Reborn

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    Thanks for all the replies guys!

    Donal, it's lovely to see a member from around my area!

    BruceBeckett I do actually have a blog since the end of last year. It was my New Years Resolution. It's not as frequent as every week its more cathartic than that and a little more personal than some. It is however, a treasure trove of information about me no doubt if someone read it that is :p
     

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