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  1. Loli

    Loli New Member

    Jul 6, 2008
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    This forum looks fantastic!<3

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Loli, Jul 8, 2008.

    Hey everyone!

    I found this site when I was looking for active, literate writing forums. I was so excited to find this one, I don't know how I missed it before. I'm 18, a journalism major at the University of Texas, and an aspiring screenwriter/novelist. But aren't we all here? I've found that after catering my writing style to my major it has been difficult to revert back to fiction. I was looking for a forum to help get my muses working again, and I think I may have found the one!

    Please forgive any minor spelling and grammatical errors in my posts, I'm struggling with carpal tunnel and and I am trying to get used to using voice recognition software. I won't lie though, correcting the computer vocally can get really annoying really fast.

    I look forward to talking to you all!
  2. DreamSong

    DreamSong Member

    Jul 2, 2008
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    Greetings, Loli. Welcome to the forums. Hope you enjoy your time here.
  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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

    Well hello, Loli, it's so nice to have you back where you belong. (sorry, couldn't resist :))

    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.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
  4. Milady

    Milady Contributing Member

    Jan 7, 2008
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    North Carolina
    Hi, Loli!

    Sorry to hear about the carpal tunnel. Good luck with the voice recognition software. I know it can get pretty frustrating, and apparently I don't have the clearest speaking voice out there... Either that, or the software I used hated me... I'd use the command "scratch that", as I was taught, to delete a word, and instead it would just type out the words...

    Anyway, good to have you here. See you around the forums.
  5. Lucy E.

    Lucy E. Contributing Member

    May 25, 2008
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    Hi! Welcome. :)
  6. Oasis Writer

    Oasis Writer Contributing Member Contributor

    Mar 31, 2008
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    Boise, Idaho
    Welcome :)

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