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  1. spanish-lullabies

    spanish-lullabies New Member

    Nov 6, 2008
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    yet another newbie.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by spanish-lullabies, Nov 6, 2008.

    hello all. my name is lya.
    i've been a writer for as long as i can remember.
    i have been writing poetry mostly lately.
    but i have won competitions for short stories.

    i love working with kids, senior citizens, and
    having intelligent conversations with people.
    i also love photography and
    i collect a few different art forms.
    i'm huge on antiques;
    i live between the farm and the city.
    it's easy to find antiques.

    thanks for reading all. :]
  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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

    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.

    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. Ameasha

    Ameasha Member

    Nov 3, 2008
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    Southwestern Ontario, Canada

    :)Welcome to the forum Lya. Enjoy your stay here.
  4. Thagryn-Sylrand

    Thagryn-Sylrand Senior Member

    May 30, 2008
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    Saskatoon, SK, Canada
    Welcome, can't wait to read some of your stuff!
  5. Scarecrow28

    Scarecrow28 Contributing Member

    Aug 15, 2008
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    That's Classified
    Welcome to the forums!

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