1. shmee

    shmee New Member

    Jan 16, 2009
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    Hello and other pleasentries

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by shmee, Jan 16, 2009.

    Hello everyone, I hope you are well if not I do hope things improve for you. I have been looking for a forum for a while now. I'm an internet fiend but most of all I like places to talk. After many failures I do hope this one turns out to be more successful then the ones I have joined in the past. I think it will as this community does look very promising.

    I am currently a college student and I have always enjoyed writing. I hope to meet new people and read new works here. Have a good day.
  2. EmmVeePi

    EmmVeePi New Member

    Dec 19, 2008
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    Welcome, Welcome. And of course this community is promising, you're here aren't you ;-)
  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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

    I hope we can live up to the promise.

    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!
  4. Scarecrow28

    Scarecrow28 New Member

    Aug 15, 2008
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    Welcome to the forums!

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