1. angelme2u

    angelme2u New Member

    Jan 19, 2013
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    Portland, Oregon

    Sending sunshine from Portland Oregon from a New Member

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by angelme2u, Jan 19, 2013.

    Hello. As a transplant from the Great Lakes to the West Coast, I am
    enjoying lush green lawns, and some lovely sunny afternoons while
    ignoring the cold and rain of winter. I was inspired to start writing again
    after two years. I enjoy being part of a writing community. I hope I can
    learn from the community, support other writers and most of all enjoy
    sharing the heart and soul of writing which is part of most of us. Thank-you all.
    Please let me know any tips that will help me become a part of the community.
    I will be here with my Siamese kitty, King Louis XIV (King cat. Very dignified,) and
    Kai, the black devil kitty working on my stories again. Thanks so much.
  2. Trilby

    Trilby Contributor Contributor

    Jun 21, 2010
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    NE England
    Hi Angelme2u, welcome to the forums.

    Unfortunately the beautiful sunshine you've so kindly sent off, hasn't reached me yet! Outside of my window there is a four inch blanket of snow; with a bit of luck it may turn up around June;).
  3. Banzai

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

    Mar 31, 2007
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    Reading, UK
    Welcome to Writing Forums, angelme2u!

    I hope you find what you're looking for here, whatever your interests in writing.

    This forum aims to provide the best workshopping resources on the internet, and to that end we have a few rules which you should familiarise yourself with before you get stuck in. The main section of the site is the Writing Workshop, where members can post their writing in order to receive critique of their work.

    However, before we allow members to post their work, they must have met some basic requirements. Firstly, you must have been a member for fourteen days, and have made twenty posts on the forum overall (please note, posts in Word Games do not count towards this). This is so that members, when they post their work, have familiarised themselves with the forums and contributed to them (as well as hopefully learned something for themselves). Secondly, members must provide two constructive reviews of other people's work for each piece of their own that they wish to post. This is because we believe that the focus of workshopping should be equally upon giving reviews as receiving them, as they allow a writer to practice and improve their editing skills, which they can then apply to their own writing.

    Beyond the Writing Workshop, you will find that we have extensive forums for discussion of aspects of writing, as well as a community area for general discussion. We also run periodic short story and poetry contests, which are good for challenging yourself and expanding your skills. The requirements of the Writing Workshop don't apply to the contests, so new members are allowed (nay, encouraged!) to get stuck in and enter!

    If you have any questions or problems, then the moderators (myself, Lemex and Dante Dases) should be your first port of call. Any technical problems with the site itself should be directed to Daniel, the site administrator and owner. I would recommend you have a look over the rules so that you know what to expect, and what is expected. But aside from that, I hope you enjoy your time here.

  4. mammamaia

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

    Nov 21, 2006
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    Coquille, Oregon
    welcome to the site and to oregon!

    i'm south of you in coquille--inland a bit from coos bay...

    love and hugs, maia
  5. empower

    empower New Member

    Jan 20, 2013
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    somewhere in northern North America
    Smart move, going to the West Coast. I spent 6 months there and enjoyed not having to battle the cold. I also found the greenery pleasing to the eye and soothing to the soul. But the constant drizzle got the better of me so I returned to what I knew and could combat. I’m new here too and am checking out what newbies are posting, to get acquainted with the site. I’m hoping we can get some real story-telling going here. I think that first you need a good story – nay, a great story – and second you find the best way you can to tell it. But the story is king, everything its vassal.
  6. thirdwind

    thirdwind Member Contest Administrator Reviewer Contributor

    Jul 17, 2008
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    Welcome to the forums, angelme2u! I'm from the Portland area as well. I think you'll like it here. The summers in the Pacific NW are especially amazing.

    Have you ever heard of Powell's Books? It's the world's largest used bookstore, and it's in downtown Portland. Definitely worth checking out.

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