1. MAF

    MAF New Member

    Dec 29, 2007
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    Rockford, IL

    I had a revelation...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MAF, Dec 29, 2007.

    I'm sitting here tonight, after possibly the worst day in a month and yet I can't help but smile. Something snapped in me today. I found myself on a plane heading from Huntsville, Alabama to O' Hare Airport in Chicago. During this plane ride there was turbulence, a crying baby, and a beautiful world of nothing but clouds.


    ^Something like what my mind was going through. I hope you understand.

    Well now that I'm writing again (thanks to my muse in the sky), I'll post some of my stuff as I edit it up.

    Oh, I'm Mark BTW :D
  2. Hulk

    Hulk Banned

    Dec 5, 2007
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    Hi there, Mark BTW. Welcome to writing forums. If you have any queries, post them here and i'd be more than willing to answer it.
  3. ILTBY

    ILTBY Contributor Contributor

    Sep 7, 2007
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    Hi Mark, welcome to the forum :) I look forward to seeing some of your work. Feel free to message one of the mods if you need help with anything.
  4. Heather Louise

    Heather Louise Contributor Contributor

    Dec 10, 2006
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    Hey Mark. I do get what you are saying. I spend 24 hours on a plane from England to New Zealand, and then back again, and have never felt like I wanted to write more in my life. The scenery, the feeling of being so high up, the turbulance that gives you a short buzz, I loved it.

    I am really glad you have found your muse again and I look forward to seeing some of your work. Welcome to the site and enjoy it here.

  5. Charisma

    Charisma Transposon Contributor

    Jul 23, 2007
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    Lahore, Pakistan
    Welcome to the site Mark. I guess I've felt like that when I went to Bahrain from Pakistan on a 3 hour flight, but it was back then when I had not consciously called myself a writer.

    Here's a basic welcome from all of us. It should be obvious, but in case 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 Room, 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!
  6. Torana

    Torana Contributor Contributor

    Mar 13, 2007
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    Hello Mark, and a big warm welcome to WF.org, the friendliest and craziest forum on the world wide web.
    It is wonderful that you have come here to join us and share your writing and opinions with all of us.
    If you would ever like a review simply PM myself or one of the other Reviewers and we will be more than happy to help out. You can find the list of reviewers by clicking on the Forum Leaders button at the bottom of the forum. :)
    I do hope that your stay with us is long and prosperous. :)
    Welcome aboard and I look forward to seeing you around the boards in the very near future.

    Thank you kindly

  7. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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

    Yes, waiting in an airport (and waiting; and waiting...) is an excellent reason to put some time into writing. It's also a great place to observe people dealing with frustration and other emotions.

    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 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!
  8. Raffles

    Raffles New Member

    Oct 9, 2007
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    Eastern Australia
    Judging by your introduction, you know how to write. Good luck and welcome.

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