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  1. Miss Kasia

    Miss Kasia New Member

    Aug 5, 2008
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    Hi, I'm New

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Miss Kasia, Aug 5, 2008.

    Hi, I'm Kasia. I've wanted to be a writer since the age of seven, which was... eight years ago :) (I have a feeling I'm one of the younger ones here?)

    Since then, I've "finished" two "novels"... meaning, I've come up with scenarios that mutated into multiple full notebooks apiece, and fallen in love with the characters in them, but refuse to show anything to anyone.

    I guess joining a writer's forum could be a remedy for that?
  2. WhoWatchesTheWatchmen?

    WhoWatchesTheWatchmen? Member

    Jul 23, 2008
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    The Shire
    Welcome! What genre(s) do you like to write?

    ~ Watchmen
  3. Last1Left

    Last1Left Active Member

    Jul 7, 2008
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    You know that box next to the Wendy's?
    Welcome. Oh, and you're not younger than most here. Actually, just scanning the Lounge forum about each person's respective age, you can tell fifteen's pretty much the norm here.
  4. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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

    As Last1Left said, you are far from being the youngest here. Our recommended minimum age is around 12-13, and there are quite a few members balanced upon that fence. I hope that's not a disappointment that you're comfortable above that age. :)

    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. Raven

    Raven Banned

    Oct 14, 2006
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    The NetherWorld
    We've certainly got plenty to offer as a forum goes with competitions and various other aspects.

    Also feel free to offer a short story for the forum anthology The Captains Table

    On that note Welcome to the forums.

    Senior Super Moderator.

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