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  1. Kevin.D

    Kevin.D New Member

    Aug 11, 2008
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    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kevin.D, Aug 11, 2008.

    Just a few words about myself,
    I am 52 years old, married and have 4 kids. We live in the north of England near the lake district.
    I have always had a interest in writing, but up to now have not had the courage to show anyone.
    During my life I have travelled round most of Europe and Africa.
    Looking forwad to meeting you all.
  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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

    It's never too late to start! I am 55, and really only got serious about taking writing to the next level a little over a year ago.

    Posting your own work should not be the very first thing you do here. It is really worthwhile 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.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
  3. AnonymousWriter

    AnonymousWriter Contributing Member

    Aug 8, 2008
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    Hi Kevin.
    Welcome to the site.
    If you need any opinions on a piece of work etc. don't hesitate to message me.
    Enjoy your stay.
  4. Kit

    Kit Contributing Member Contributor

    Apr 14, 2007
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    Hi Kevin, welcome to the forums :) I've been a member of this forum now for quite some time and i'm still too self-critical to share most of my writing, so don't worry about that. If and when you want to share your work with us then we'll give you our opinions.

    Enjoy your stay.

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