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Thread: Greetings from Downunder

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    figuring it all out Darkh0rse's Avatar
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    Greetings from Downunder

    I've never been real good at this "Meet and Greet" type of thing...what does one put in here? Do you give your life story or just or short 'Hi'. Perhaps some type of generic template for this would help? Anyone have something like that? Perhaps it could be like the templates they use for speed dating? Not that I've ever done that. Do they even have templates for speed dating?

    Sorry, way off course there. ANYWAY, just wanted to say hello. Obviously, I'm new to these boards and I am looking forward to participating.

    I've wanted to be a writer for years, going back to my high school days. I've even written a couple of short stories (I never had the nerve / confidence to try to get them published), some poems (one of which was published, only due to a friend daring me to submit it) and I currently have a work in progress.

    I am an avid reader of many genre, but prefer the sci-fi / fantasy.

    Thanks for taking the time to stop off and say g'day.

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    practical experience, FTW drzimo's Avatar
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    Welcome Mate!

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    The Anti-Magdalene KellyAssauer's Avatar
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    The Old Curmudgeon F.L.N's Avatar
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    Welcome to AW!

    AW does have a form of a sort, it's called the User Profile. Don't think you can use it for dating though.
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    Hello there, and welcome to AW.

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    G'day mate. Welcome. No templates for speed dating around here but you'll meet heaps of good people

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    Welcome from a Newbie just across the ditch.
    So much to see and read on AW, so little time.You'll find some good sites here that will help you with your writing. I'm also a great believer in reading books on writing fiction. If you only pick up one good tip from a book it becomes a cumulative tool to use in your writing and soon you'll know it all - yeah right.

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    figuring it all out Darkh0rse's Avatar
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    Thank all of you for the wonderful welcome. It is most appreciated.

    And no speed dating? Wow, I thought this site had disappointed

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    Steady Diet Of Nothing theshovelbum's Avatar
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    G'day and welcome to the AW!!!

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    practical experience, FTW wazzujim's Avatar
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    Greetings from Uptop, mate! Sorry, that was horrible.

    But anyway, welcome!

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    practical experience, FTW French Maiden's Avatar
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    Another Aussie, yay, go us!

    Where abouts in Oz are you? I'm just south of Perth (W.A. obviously).

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    Hi! Welcome to the forums!



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