1. Carmina

    Carmina Contributor Contributor

    Sep 26, 2008
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    Woodland California

    Me, Myself, Carmina

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Carmina, Sep 26, 2008.

    I started writing stories at age 4. I have been writing on and off ever since. I have just started writing again after a 2 year hiatus (I'm not counting articles for the church newsletter). I have belonged to writing forums before with mixed results. I am hoping this is a good place for me. I look forward to seeing what other people are writing and eventually adding my own works for consideration.
  2. destinationless

    destinationless New Member

    Sep 23, 2008
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    Indiana, USA
    Hello, Carmina! Welcome to WritingForums!

    It's nice to meet you. I am also a relatively new member; I joined only this week, so we can explore this forum together. Hopefully you can embrace this place; it's a very active community with some very nice, very intelligent people.

    Enjoy your stay!

  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hi Carmina, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    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.

    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. Scarecrow28

    Scarecrow28 New Member

    Aug 15, 2008
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    That's Classified
    Welcome to the forums!
  5. Anthony James Barnett

    Anthony James Barnett New Member

    Nov 8, 2007
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    Welcome aboard. Hope you enjoy. May your stay be long and fruitful.


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