1. Ziro

    Ziro New Member

    Jun 20, 2009
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    Hey there!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ziro, Jun 20, 2009.

    Hey there! You can call me Ziro!

    I'm 25, and this may be unusual, but I got into writing well before I got into reading. I guess I'm just the kind of guy who like to express his thoughts into writing, which I had been doing for awhile..

    Nowadays, I like to listen to audiobooks while I work.

    I eenjoyed James Patterson's Maximum Ride books, as well as the first Danial X book (yet to read the others), as well as a few of Robert Ludlum's works. I also enjoyed a book called, The Hunger Games, which I reccomend.

    I mostly like action stories, although I like it a lot when there are bits and pieces of other genres, like comedy, drama, and romance. Overall, I'm a bit hard to disappoint.

    At any rate, I hope I'll fit in here, and it's nice to meet everyone!
  2. TheHedgehog

    TheHedgehog Contributor Contributor

    May 6, 2009
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    Hey Ziro -- I'm Greg, but Hedge works if you prefer that. Welcome to the Writing Forums, and enjoy your path to literary enlightenment! :]
  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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

    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 constructive critique as a vital 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). Also, please use the same thread for all revisions and additional excerpts from the same piece of writing. 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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