1. Scrit

    Scrit New Member

    Nov 21, 2007
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    Hi this is me.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Scrit, Nov 21, 2007.

    Hi Folks,

    This is me.. I use the nick Scrit, but I am not French. I am English and I live in the West Midlands. (That would be right in the middle!)
    I am 60 something, retired and have been for 17 years. I have written fiction for forty years plus and still have to publish a bona-fide novel. Short stories yes, articles yes, but the novel eludes me. I am not alone I think.

    I left school at 15 years of age and six months later enlisted in the Royal Navy for ten years. In 1964/5 I became a furniture maker. (Virtually by accident, as I sold the sideboard I had originally made for my own home. (Wife was not much pleased at the time, but it developed into a business, so we are now happy. :))

    Lots of things have happened to me in the ensuing years, except becoming a novelist! I live in hope.

    I hope to make friends here, so for now I'll just say I'm pleased to be aboard.

    All the best.
    John :)
    'Don't procrastinate. Remember, tomorrow is promised to no one.' ;)
  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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

    No, you are certainly not alone. I haven't published either, apart from a couple of brief technical articles, but may consider it at some point. I write because I enjoy a good story, and I love well-woven words and vivid imagery.

    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!

    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!
  3. Gannon

    Gannon Contributor Contributor

    Jan 15, 2007
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    Manchester, England
    Hello there, good to have you here. Congratulations on having short stories published and as for that elusive novel - good luck, I think all concerned know that it is not easy process. If you have any questions for us then please go ahead. See you around the site soon I hope.
  4. wordwizard

    wordwizard New Member

    Feb 5, 2007
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    Vancouver Island
    Welcome to the forum Scrit.
    If there is anythingyou need help with on this site, do not hesitate to personal message me and I will be glad to help you. Hope to see some of your work around here soon.
  5. mammamaia

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

    Nov 21, 2006
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    Coquille, Oregon
    welcome!... it's great to have yet another 'elder' join us, scrit... i'm 69, our current upper range title-holder, the estimable sagmun, has a decade on me... others, like super super-mod cogito, have also passed the half-century mark, so with a youngest of 10 or 11 who dropped in recently, we're probably the most age-wide site on the web...

    hooray for us!!!

    love and hugs, maia
  6. Kit

    Kit Contributor Contributor

    Apr 14, 2007
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    Welcome to the site :) Nice to have you here and I hope that you stick around.
  7. Torana

    Torana Contributor Contributor

    Mar 13, 2007
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    I would just like to welcome you to the insanities of WF.org. A place where you can unleash both the writer and the inner child inside that is waiting patiently to escape. lol

    I do hope that you have a most wonderful time here with all of us. There are a lot of things for you to get involved in and a heck of a lot of wonderful and helpful information on all aspects of writing lurking around the different forums within this board.

    So sit down and get comfy with a nice hot or cold drink and probably a few snacks as well and enjoy reading everything that we have all got to say and do feel free to join in wherever you feel that you can.

    Ok so now that I have rambled away to you I will let you go and enjoy your time here with all of us.

    See you around the boards.

    Torana :)
  8. trailer trash

    trailer trash New Member

    Sep 18, 2006
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    United States
    Dear Writer,

    Welcome to one of the fastest growing writers forums on the web. I’m sure if you hang around long enough you’ll begin to make new friends and enjoy becoming a participating member of the writersforum.org. I am sure that you as a new member will bring something unique and valuable to the forum, as well as find it an interesting and wonderful place to explore and learn more about the wonderful world of writing.

    I have been away for awhile myself, and unfortunately have not been able to keep up with greeting the large influx of new members personally. Please forgive, but except my sincerest and belated welcome to the forum.

    Cordially yours,

    Trailer Trash

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