1. erin_elizabeth

    erin_elizabeth New Member

    Aug 8, 2009
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    Erin with an E

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by erin_elizabeth, Aug 8, 2009.

    Well, well, well...

    I am Erin. I'm 16 years old. I really only write lyrics.. The only help i've had up until now is my cousin Sam. Sam[antha]. But she's been a good help. :)
    anyway.. yeah. I like playing the piano. Occasionally i'll pick up a book.
    Anything else i'm missing.. just ask me. :)
  2. Sam[antha]

    Sam[antha] New Member

    May 8, 2009
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    Lost in my mind, 99.287364832% of the time
    Wow. Like you mentioned me. Haha
    But welcome, now you can get a whole new point of view on your writing... and help me with mine! Haha
    Love ya cuz!
  3. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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    Milwaukee, WI
    Welcome to the jungle!
  4. TheHedgehog

    TheHedgehog Contributor Contributor

    May 6, 2009
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    between here and there
    Hello! Welcome to the WF. What everyone else says. :D
  5. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Erin, 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.

    Also, be aware that posting a piece of writing on any public site, including this one, will greatly diminish your chances of selling it for publication. Removing the writing later does not alter that fact - once posted, it is irreversibly considered published. So do not post anything more than a small excerpt of any piece you are planning to submit for publication.

    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). Also, please use the same thread for all revisions and additional excerpts from the same piece of writing. 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!
  6. Rumpole40k

    Rumpole40k Banned

    Apr 30, 2008
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    Paradise City, Street of the Gods
    Welcome to the asylum. if you look long and hard you'll find everything you need here.

  7. mammamaia

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

    Nov 21, 2006
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    Coquille, Oregon
    welcome to the funny farm, erin!

    i'm a lyricist, among other things, so feel free to drop me a line any time you need one-on-one help... meanwhile, enjoy the forums...

    love and hugs, maia

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