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Old 10-13-2007, 07:59 PM View Post #1 (Link) Hello.
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Hi everyone,
I just joined and I thought I'd say hi and introduce myself. I am 12 years old and I love to write (mostly short stories and poems). I hope I've came to the right place!

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Old 10-13-2007, 08:02 PM View Post #2 (Link)
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Hey, welcome to the site! I was twelve when I joined up at a writing site too.
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Old 10-13-2007, 08:05 PM View Post #3 (Link)
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Welcome to the site. I hope you have a good time. Just out of curiosity, what genre do you write?
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Old 10-13-2007, 08:10 PM View Post #4 (Link)
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Hey!

I was thirteen and drop-dead gorgeous when I first joined a writing site!

Now I'm fourteen, and I'm still drop-dead gorgeous.

...

Okay, I've never been drop-dead gorgeous in my life. But welcome, welcome anyway!

I need to create a sig, don't I?
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Old 10-13-2007, 10:16 PM View Post #5 (Link)
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Hey, welcome to the site Nyx. If you don't mind my asking, how'd you find us?

In any case, this site is open to people of all ages really, except old people since it would be weird to have teenagers and college age kids hanging out with 55 year old dudes. But yeah.
And, I do just want to make sure that you understand that at 12 you likely have a lot to learn as far as writing and style. Given that, when you do post here, and you get a lot of critical advice, don't think of it as people being mean. Remember, we all used to be or are where you are now. So they're trying to help. Some of the advice you might really enjoy, and some of it might not be of much help. In any case, the goal is to be helpful to you here. So, just be patient and realize we're not being mean, we're just digging in . You're probably in Phase 1 or Phase 2 of the writing life right now. It takes a while to get to Phase 3...
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Old 10-13-2007, 10:18 PM View Post #6 (Link)
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You know, Shaun, if you were saying this to me, I'd be pretty insulted.
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Old 10-13-2007, 10:20 PM View Post #7 (Link)
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Does it sound insulting? It's not meant to be! I'm just trying to make sure that the younger members realize we're not being mean when we really dig into a story, we're just trying to help!

I'm sorry if it sounds mean! It wasn't meant to be.
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Old 10-13-2007, 10:22 PM View Post #8 (Link)
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I'd be insulted too. Let's rephrase what Shaun said:

I am deathly afraid of you. I'm afraid that you won't accept our critiques, even when all we want to do is help you to grow as a writer. However, you're using proper grammar/punctuation/capitalization/spelling, and your username is cool. Let's be friends.

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Old 10-13-2007, 10:24 PM View Post #9 (Link)
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I'm so sorry! I really didn't mean it that way. I just know that I got really intimidated when I first started writing seriously when people critted my work. It all looked like they hated it or me...

So I just meant that you shouldn't be discouraged. Carraka got it right I think.

Sorry!
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Old 10-13-2007, 10:27 PM View Post #10 (Link)
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So you were deathly afraid!

I'm still intimidated when people crit my work. x.x So crit my work, people! Help me not be afraid of you! (And improve my writing as a side-effect.)
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