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    A little introduction

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Aprella, May 8, 2013.

    Hello! For a while I was considering joining a forum like this but for some reason I never did and now here I am!
    My love for writing comes directly from my love for books and words. I started reading for pleasure when I was about 11 years old and this is perhaps very cliché for people around my age, but it was J.K Rowling who got me into reading. I have written quite some (horrible) fanfiction over the years and while I had been aspiring for a while to write something serious it never happened until a couple of months ago I started to write a fanfic with a friend. After a while we decided that the plot was actually to good to be waste on a fanfic and soon we will be turning this fanfic into an actual original story.
    Beside writing and reading I have a passion for horses and I have my own horse. I know quite a lot about these majestic animals so if someone has questions about them for in stories or something, feel free to contact me.
    Right now I am almost at the end of my first year in University. I am doing Dutch and English Linguistics and Literature in Antwerp (Belgium).

    Okay, so far for this small introduction, if someone has questions, feel free to ask!
     
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    Hi and welcome to the forums!
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Aprella!

    I hope you find what you're looking for here, whatever your interests in writing.

    This forum aims to provide the best workshopping resources on the internet, and to that end we have a few rules which you should familiarise yourself with before you get stuck in. The main section of the site is the Writing Workshop, where members can post their writing in order to receive critique of their work.

    However, before we allow members to post their work, they must have met some basic requirements. Firstly, you must have been a member for fourteen days, and have made twenty posts on the forum overall (please note, posts in Word Games do not count towards this). This is so that members, when they post their work, have familiarised themselves with the forums and contributed to them (as well as hopefully learned something for themselves). Secondly, members must provide two constructive reviews of other people's work for each piece of their own that they wish to post. This is because we believe that the focus of workshopping should be equally upon giving reviews as receiving them, as they allow a writer to practice and improve their editing skills, which they can then apply to their own writing.

    Beyond the Writing Workshop, you will find that we have extensive forums for discussion of aspects of writing, as well as a community area for general discussion. We also run periodic short story and poetry contests, which are good for challenging yourself and expanding your skills. The requirements of the Writing Workshop don't apply to the contests, so new members are allowed (nay, encouraged!) to get stuck in and enter! We also have a growing short story club (think book club, but with short stories!), which you can find stickied in the Book Discussion forum.

    If you have any questions or problems, then the moderators (myself, Lemex and Dante Dases) should be your first port of call. Any technical problems with the site itself should be directed to Daniel, the site administrator and owner. I would recommend you have a look over the rules so that you know what to expect, and what is expected. But aside from that, I hope you enjoy your time here.


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