1. In Situ
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    A warm hello from a new member

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by In Situ, Jul 15, 2012.

    Hello all,

    Like most of you, if not all, I developed a strong passion and hunger for reading and writing. When I am holding a book, I feel unbound. When I am writing, I plunge into another world; my world. That passion was ignited ever since I was young, but all the reading and writing was in my mother tongue (which is Arabic. English is my second language). I've started to read English literature in the past couple of years, and only summed the courage to write in English last year. I can name many reasons for joining this forum, but one tops the rest: I can see my self developing here. Surrounded by people that shares the same passion, people with lots of experience, and above all people that wants to share that experience.

    I am so honoured to be a member in this forum. I am looking forward to learn from the people here, and share my humble knowledge as well. I hope you all accept me as new member, or yet better as a new friend.

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

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    Welcome to Writing Forums, In Situ!

    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, Cogito, 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.


    Banzai
     

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