1. anbnicole

    anbnicole New Member

    Jan 29, 2009
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    What it do???????

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by anbnicole, Jan 29, 2009.

    I actually really don't talk like that because I'm not gangster, gangster but I am black but not like midnight more of a caramel color if you will. Neways, I'm new and I love to read. My best friend actually got me into writing so I thought Hey why not start so that's why I came to one of these forums!!!! I'm from america that's all you need to know and that I like to say really stupid stuff (such as how so, if you will, shiz, and oh snapskins) and hard words that most people wouldnt understand but otherwise everyone loves me because I'm nice and friendly and love to meet people. If you would like me to crit you I can but let me tell you I'm not the best crit. SO if you want to know more about just PM me and I will get back to you so WOOOOHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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

    Critiquing is a vital skill for a writer. It will help you pinpoint and address the weak spots in your own writing. All writing has those weak points.

    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!
  3. Jack

    Jack New Member

    Dec 20, 2008
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    Hey anbnicole! Welcome to the WF!

    "There are always room for improvements" :)

    Nice to meet you
    - Jack

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