1. xsara91x

    xsara91x New Member

    Mar 11, 2009
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    Just wanted to say hi :)

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by xsara91x, Mar 11, 2009.

    Hey everybody :) lol. My name's Sara, I'm 17 yrs old, and I'm really interested in writing. I've always loved reading, 2 minutes into a book and I'd already be in another world. I don't write much, but when I do, I put a LOT of effort into it. I do suffer from writer's block quite often though.
    Anyway, I'm trying to write more, and I thought this would be the perfect place to share some stuff and read other's material. After reading lots of ideas and short stories (which were AWESOME, by the way), I thought it was cool how well other member's critiqued them, and how much effort they put in their reviews. So, yeah, that's all I wanted to say, can't wait to start doing some critiques!
  2. Dalouise

    Dalouise New Member

    Feb 9, 2009
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    Hi and welcome! :)
  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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

    Posting your own work should not be among the very first things you do here anyway. 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. sweetchaos

    sweetchaos New Member

    Dec 18, 2008
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    Oshawa, Canada
    Hey there, Sara. Welcome to the boards. I hope you find what you're looking for. See you around! :)

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