1. vaguelyamusing

    vaguelyamusing New Member

    Jan 22, 2009
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    I'm not new... Just sort of back.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by vaguelyamusing, Jan 22, 2009.

    I was on here a while back with the same quite random username and posted only a few times, a thing or two of my own...
    But I was just going to say, Hi all, hope to make a few friends along the way. Call me Mai.
  2. Jack

    Jack New Member

    Dec 20, 2008
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    Hey vaguelyamusing! Welcome back to the WF!

    Hmm... I think there's already another Mai here? Anyway...
    Nice to meet you!
    - Jack
  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Vaguely Amusing, Welcome to the Writing Forums (.org).

    Actually, this is not the same site you were on previously, but welcome anyway! You wouldn't be the first member to take part in both sites.

    Posting your own work should not be among the very first things you do here. It is worth taking the time 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.

    And while you're looking around, don't forget to check out our Weekly Short Story Contest and Weekly Poetry Contest. They actually run more than one week apiece, but any member may enter, and all members are urged to vote for their favorites.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
  4. Doug J

    Doug J Active Member

    Feb 21, 2008
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    Wisconsin, U.S.A.
    Hello Vaguelyamusing (like the screen name - nice the way you can use the word "vaguely" and be so descriptive).

    Welcome back. I'm like you in some ways - I joined maybe 10 months ago - but didn't do anything until December 2008. And still don't have as much time as I would like - but enjoy the Word Games and submitted a Contest story - only one posted story for comment - and did maybe a dozen reviews.

    Look forward to seeing your writing - and your feedback - and some evidence that you are indeed vaguely amusing.

    Have fun.

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