1. SilentSililoque

    SilentSililoque New Member

    Dec 8, 2011
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    A thousand greetings to you all =]

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SilentSililoque, Dec 8, 2011.

    I'm new to this site but not to writing or critiquing as I have used other online workshops in the past. My reason for coming here is that I'm looking to read new posts and talent to inspire me. I have been a member of another forum for many years and am acquainted with the writing styles of many of the users there, so I thought that joining up here would be a breath of fresh air to me =].

    I am a 22 year old female Creative Writing student, and am used to critiquing and giving feedback on other people's work, and from what I have seen from some of the posts here already, I can hardly wait to get started submitting my own work and receiving constructive criticism too. I love to read other people's views on my work as it’s always a nice surprise when people read different meanings into it than I had been conscious of writing. I am a big fan of the statement "what the writer writes is not always what the reader reads" and I love to learn of the different ways in which a single piece of writing affects different people in different ways.

    So with that said, I'll look forward to becoming an active member of the site and engaging with many of your writings. Hope you will soon find me to be a useful member of the community.

    Kind regards,

  2. Banzai

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

    Mar 31, 2007
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    Reading, UK
    Welcome to Writing Forums, Linzi!

    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 requirments. 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.

    If you have any questions or problems, then the moderators (myself and Cogito) 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.

  3. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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    Milwaukee, WI

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