1. Lammington

    Lammington New Member

    Feb 2, 2009
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    Hello there, and ahoy hoy.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lammington, Feb 2, 2009.

    Well well, and introduction always is the hardest thing to write, isn't it?

    Greetings oh fellow bards of the qwerty playground, I happen to be an addict of the English language, aged 22. I've been a mess of stories since I could form words, generally far-flung ones to explain things like "and just how did that get broken?" but eventually branching out to breaking imaginary things and letting imaginary people do the explaining. I write largely short scenes that connect up to nothing in particular, but am endeavouring at this late stage in my life of optional checks in on reality to learn that whole staying power lark, and actually write two scenes in a row. I felt that some company on this endeavour would be pleasant, so here we all are.

    I hail from New Zealand, but please, no sheep jokes. It's really very degrading to the poor woollen sods.
  2. laciemn

    laciemn New Member

    Dec 25, 2007
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    Hello there, you seem like a funny guy. Or girl, whatev. Anyway welcome to the forum and everything, I hope you stay and become a productive member and critique your arse off or whatever. Whenever you post (Cognito will probably come by to tell you you have to review other people first), I will be interested in reading this "two scene" thing you're talking about.
  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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

    What sheep jokes? You mean like, "New Zealand - where the men are men, and the sheep are nervous?" No worries, I would never do that.

    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. Jack

    Jack New Member

    Dec 20, 2008
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    Hey Lammington! Welcome to the WF!
    Nice to meet you
    - Jack

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