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  1. Mr Vampyre

    Mr Vampyre Member

    Dec 13, 2008
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    Somewhere between delirium and hope.

    Since I'm likely to stay...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mr Vampyre, Dec 23, 2008.

    I don't post introductions when I join sites since I can't be sure whether or not I would like to stay, but I've been here for a few days now and posted a little bit, and I like it here, so I think I'll say hello.

  2. The Easy Listener

    The Easy Listener Member

    Jun 20, 2008
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    Eugene Oregon
    Ha. Good strategy. ;)

    How'd you do?

    Well, I'd like to say, welcome to Writing Forums. :)
  3. sweetchaos

    sweetchaos Contributing Member

    Dec 18, 2008
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    Oshawa, Canada
    I'm the same way. I tend to lurk around a forum before commiting. I have a low attention span :S

    Anyway, welcome to the forums! Hope you enjoy yourself. :)
  4. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hola SeƱor Vampiro, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    I've already gotten to know you somewhat from your previous postings, ut this area also gives folks a good opportunity to introduce themselves to you. I'm glad you';d decides to stick around - or should that be "hang around?"

    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!

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