1. spud

    spud New Member

    Oct 13, 2007
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    Hi all.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by spud, Oct 15, 2007.

    Hi all, just a quick hello.

    Im new here, so here's a few things about me. Im 43 years young, married with two kids.

    Im a carpenter by trade, but have a hankering to be a writer. I have a vivid imagination, and a few stories in my head that are trying to get out and onto paper.

    I live near Stratford on Avon. England.

    I'm currently coming to the end of my first novel, in it's first draft form, lots more work to do yet.

    Have also started another, of which i shall post up the first chapter for you to read and rip apart.

    I've also writen two kids books, non of my work is published yet, but i hope that it will in the future.

    Anyway, thanks for listening, all the best Spud. Ps, i have a terrible time with spelling.
  2. Kit

    Kit Contributor Contributor

    Apr 14, 2007
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    Hello there! Welcome to the forums and I'm sure that you'll fit in and make plenty of friends soon enough. If you need any help feel free to ask.

    The only thing I feel that I really need to mention at this point is that before posting your work you're supposed to review two other pieces.

    Don't worry too much about your spelling, its nothing a spell checker won't fit and i'm sure there are plenty of people here who can help.
  3. Charisma

    Charisma Transposon Contributor

    Jul 23, 2007
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    Lahore, Pakistan
    Welcome to the Writing forums. It's okay if you have problem spelling - my posts are pretteh dificultt som timmes.

    Here's a basic welcome from all of us. It should be obvious, but incase it isn't, let me explain. The Writing Problems Area is exclusively where opinions on different ways to write, blockages in writing styles and similar problems can be discussed. In the Review Rom, you can get critical appreciation and/or analysis of your written material. Behold, you must first review two pieces of writing before posting your own. This is ensure the pieces are evaluated to the most. Other than this, we have Writing Cotnests, weekly and monthly, where you can submit your writing. We also have Word games, Book Discussion and so on, classified under Community interaction. It may interest you if you're just hanging around.

    adamant has been kind enough to put many of the things I have mentioned or missed out on in one comprehensive place. If you want to check it out, see the Newbie Packets:
    Noobie Packets! - Writing Forums

    Enjoy it here, and don't feel shy to ask for help. We are all here to teach and learn in a mutual environment. And we hope you can do the same.

    Regards and Best Wishes!
  4. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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

    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.

    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 on this site, therefore, is a true workshop, not just a bulletin board for displaying your work. See this post, Why Write Reviews Before Posting My Work? for more information.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
  5. Lemex

    Lemex That's Lord Lemex to you. Contributor

    Oct 2, 2007
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    Northeast England
    Hey, welcome.
  6. Heather Louise

    Heather Louise Contributor Contributor

    Dec 10, 2006
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    Hey there, welcome to the site. I am Heather and can always been found around here somewhere. If you ever need anything reviewing, need a little help or just want a chat then send a PM my way and I’ll be more then happy to help. and it's all right about the spelling, mine is terrible too as you might soon find out. :p i tend to write it on a word pad, use the spell check and the paste it into this. you can tell when i haven't :p
  7. ScaryPen

    ScaryPen Active Member

    Sep 20, 2007
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    Hey Spud
    Welcome! Hope to see you around this place.
  8. Gannon

    Gannon Contributor Contributor

    Jan 15, 2007
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    Manchester, England
    I've been neglecting my welcoming duties - apolgies and belated welcomes to you. Hope to see you around the site soon. Great to have you here.

    Be sure to check out and enter out writing contests - the more the merrier, follow the link below for more info:

  9. Torana

    Torana Contributor Contributor

    Mar 13, 2007
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    Hello and welcome to the forum. I hope that your time here with all of us is enjoyable and that you find the information around the place to be most helpful with your writing endeavors.
    I hope that you take the time to take a look and join in on the weekly poetry and/or short story contests. They can be quite enjoyable.
    Well if you would ever like a review simply send me a PM and I will try and give a helpful review of your work.
    WF has become home to many wonderful writers and their amazing work and has now become a very close community and I do hope that you decide to stick around and be a part of our growing community for years to come.
    See you around the boards.

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