1. A.J.Crowley

    A.J.Crowley New Member

    Mar 17, 2009
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    Hello from Australia

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by A.J.Crowley, Mar 17, 2009.

    Hi All
    I’ve always been more of a reader really. I’ve never sat down and written anything of my own free will before, I guess I never had the time. But thanks to the GFC (Global finacial crisis) I no longer have Job and suddenly I wake up every morning to find I have alot of free time on my hands, oh and the money is running out. So finguring what the hell imagination is free I sit down, my fingers go clatter, clatter on the keyboard, words appear on the screen in front of me and I'm enjoying it, much more than the business course I really should be study for...

    ...Anyway that's it from me.
  2. Dalouise

    Dalouise New Member

    Feb 9, 2009
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    Hi and welcome! :)
  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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

    I hope you find another job soon, but written communication is a marketable skill in any case.

    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. The Viendish One

    The Viendish One New Member

    Mar 11, 2009
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    In my secret lair.
    ELLO! Tough luck regarding your job. :( I hear that McDonalds is looking for more slav- I mean employees. ;)
  5. Neha

    Neha Beyond Infinity. Contributor

    Dec 24, 2007
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    Hey there A.J. welcome to Writing Forums(.org) hope you have an enlightening time around..:)

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