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  1. then she said

    then she said New Member

    Aug 6, 2008
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    hi, i'm ____ and i am a nailbiter

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by then she said, Aug 6, 2008.

    i write fiction, i break rules. that's kind of how i live my life. i lie better than i tell the truth, but i'm not a liar, i swear, just a girl whose imagination is more articulate than reality will ever be. i wrote my college essay about sharks and now i'm getting an education, so i know life makes no sense sometimes.
    i kind of like critiquing more than being critiqued, because as all writers know writing is our souls made tangible, and i protect my soul in password-encoded folders hidden on my hard drive. but if you're going to share yourself with me it's really not fair to deny quid pro quo.
  2. Torana

    Torana Contributing Member Contributor

    Mar 13, 2007
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    Well I hope you find your time here helpful and enjoyable. Leave your measurements on my desk and I'll have your straight jacket made up by the end of the week, Sunday at the latest!

    Have fun and see you round the boards :)

  3. Islander

    Islander Contributing Member Contributor

    Jul 29, 2008
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    Welcome, then.
    Me too. Once I even lost a library book. :redface:
  4. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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

    Are you ever in luck! You have found the one and only site that places a strong emphasis on reviewing as an essential skill for writers.

    Welllll, ok, maybe there are other sites like that, but I haven't found them. Or sought them out. Or...

    Anyway, 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!
  5. inkslinger

    inkslinger Active Member

    Jul 11, 2008
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    Hey! I was once a nailbiter..... it used to annoy me so much, lol. But I couldn't stop doing it; it took me like a dozen tries in order to finally stop for good.... it's like a smoker quitting smoking. Yes, I do tend to exaggerate. But welcome! :D
  6. CDRW

    CDRW Contributing Member Contributor

    Apr 16, 2008
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    Hey, hows it going? Glad to have you here, and thanks for the picture comment. :D

    BTW I totally see the connection between sharks and education, how could anybody not? ;)
  7. Raven

    Raven Banned

    Oct 14, 2006
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    The NetherWorld
    Welcome to the forums.

    Rule breaking is fine. As long as you don't do it here. ;)

    Senior Super Moderator.

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