1. Chad Sanderson

    Chad Sanderson New Member

    Dec 29, 2008
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    Statesboro, GA

    Hello everyone.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chad Sanderson, Dec 29, 2008.

    Hello familiars of WritingForums.com. My real name is in fact Chad Sanderson. I'm incredibly attractive.

    I am a semi-published short story author from Southern Georgia. My idols are country born writers like myself: Breece Pancake, Raymond Carver, etc. I identify with their backward way of living and deaf leper accents. My own stories are incredibly short. Usually around 1-2 pages. I'm not really into too much of the novel business, although I did try it one time and I still have the scars. Using the restroom has been difficult.

    I've been on a pretty slow train from literature-ville lately, and college has kept me pretty busy. But with the addition of a newfound laptop and some even more newfound time, I would like to get myself back into the business. I'm hoping to have a fun time here and meet other people who don't mind laying on the train tracks. That's not a metaphor. I enjoy laying on train tracks.

    Hello, and goodbye new friends. We should get acquainted soon.
  2. Cheeno

    Cheeno Member

    Mar 5, 2008
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    Welcome to the Forums, Chad. Good luck with your work, though mind you stay on the right track!:)
  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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

    We have a number of members who are also part of the WF.com community. I hope you enjoy the differences as well as the similarities of the two sites.

    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!

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