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Hi everyone! My name is Alexis, I'm really excited to have found a place to chat about writing and get advice from people who love the art as much as I do!
 

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Welcome, Lex Mac! Gosh, yes, there are thousands of us here who are passionate about writing. You'll find lots of new folks to chat with.
 
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Welcome to AW


Take some time and read the Newbie Guide and the Stickies found
at the top of Forum pages. They are your best guide to learning about
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Stop by the Weekend Progress Report each week to brag about your weekly writing accomplishments. Awesome smilies and awards are given out.

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A pleasure to meet you. How'd you find out we exist?

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Welcome to AW, Alexis! It's great to meet you :D

You'll love it here, I'm sure. There's more information here regarding the craft and business of writing than you can shake a stick at, and a wonderful community of writerly folk, from newbies to pros, to hang out with.

The forums are large, which means it can be easy to get lost/overwhelmed at first but if you take your time exploring you'll figure the place out quickly enough. To that end, please carefully read the Newbies Guide you were linked to when you registered, as well as the stickied/pinned threads at the top of each forum page. These resources will help you understand the rules of the forums, as well as the culture and etiquette of the various spaces within.

Explore, lurk if you like, join in conversations you find fun or interesting if you want, make friends, enjoy yourself!

See you around the boards :D
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Welcome, Alexis.

Much like TD Hunter, I was going to ask what you write. I'm also curious as to where you are on your writing journey.
 

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Welcome, Lex Mac. What do you like to write and/or read?
Welcome, Alexis.

Much like TD Hunter, I was going to ask what you write. I'm also curious as to where you are on your writing journey.
I love reading all kinds of things! Some of my favourite genres are Thriller, mystery and psychological dramas. I'm a sucker for a book that tugs at the heart strings and gets you thinking about your own life in different ways.

As for my writing journey, I am still fairly new, although I have been writing since I was a young teenager I recently started working on my first novel. I am 22 years old and I am learning new skills when it comes to writing all the time!
 
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A pleasure to meet you. How'd you find out we exist?

Maryn, not exactly keeping it a secret
I found AW while researching communities for aspiring and current writers. After checking out some of the forums and staying up way too late because I couldn't stop myself from reading thread after thread I decided this seemed like a great community to be a part of!
 

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I love reading all kinds of things! Some of my favourite genres are Thriller, mystery and psychological dramas. I'm a sucker for a book that tugs at the heart strings and gets you thinking about your own life in different ways.

As for my writing journey, I am still fairly new, although I have been writing since I was a young teenager I recently started working on my first novel. I am 22 years old and I am learning new skills when it comes to writing all the time!

Best of luck on the novel. I imagine it probably falls into one of those aforementioned genres?
 

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I found AW while researching communities for aspiring and current writers. After checking out some of the forums and staying up way too late because I couldn't stop myself from reading thread after thread I decided this seemed like a great community to be a part of!
Yep this place can be pretty addictive 😄
 

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I'm not the only person who stops in at AW "just for a minute or two" when she should be writing, and somehow stays a half hour or more.

Maryn, confessing and accusing at the same time
 

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I'm not the only person who stops in at AW "just for a minute or two" when she should be writing, and somehow stays a half hour or more.

Maryn, confessing and accusing at the same time

I had recently wondered whether I'd get more writing done if not for AW, but the past two or three days AW has been offline rather effectively answered, "No, apparently not." :p
 

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