1. joolsxavier

    joolsxavier New Member

    Nov 12, 2010
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    Newbie Blurb

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by joolsxavier, Nov 12, 2010.

    Hey Gang,

    Joined this site tonight. I was searching for a place to learn more about the gift of writing. I'm a devote catholic and I'm a Brit living in Indiana. Not sure I should say this, but I love the internet. *WEG*

    I'm 41 yrs old. I meet my partner online via a mutual friend. We talked online first, then online and phone for 18 months. I wanted to find out if I was truly in love with my online partner. I agreed to travel from London, England to Indianapolis, Indiana.

    First I stayed in a motel for a week. Then I meet my partner's parents and just over a month we wed. We are now celebrating our fifth year together. My partner is my muse and helps me when I get writers block. They inspire me to write and I converted to being a catholic from being a baptist. I now know that internet love can last if you work at it.

    We do fight, but over video games nothing else. We fight for five minutes, then we make us and giggle about the fight. My name is Lisa, but my pen name is Jools Xavier...
  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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

    Please read How to Use the Review Room before you post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on 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.

    Also, be aware that posting a piece of writing on any public site, including this one, will greatly diminish your chances of selling it for publication. Removing the writing later does not alter that fact - once posted, it is irreversibly considered published. So do not post anything more than a small excerpt of any piece you are planning to submit for publication.

    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 constructive critique as a vital 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). Also, please use the same thread for all revisions and additional excerpts from the same piece of writing. 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 the RPG forum for improvisational fiction. Also try 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!
  3. Torana

    Torana Contributor Contributor

    Mar 13, 2007
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    Hello and welcome to the forum. I hope you enjoy your time here with all of us!


    I met my partner online too, via a mutual friend. We now have our first child together and my other two children love him to pieces. Always lovely to meet others who have met their partner the same way. Congratulations on 5 years of marriage!
  4. Eunoia

    Eunoia Contributor Contributor

    Mar 8, 2010
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    Welcome. :)
    I love the internet too.
  5. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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    Milwaukee, WI
    Welcome. :)

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