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    Better late than never!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by notnancydrew, Jan 13, 2013.

    Good morning, everyone!

    My name's Nancy. I'm 25, from Virginia, and I think it goes without saying that I like to write. I've just recently completed a (very) rough draft of my first novel, which is what led me here--I hoped that through reading and critiquing the works of others, I would better my skills in those areas and be able to apply them to my writing. My passion is mystery, but I sometimes dabble in other genres when feeling adventurous. I have a background in both law enforcement and the military, so if anyone is working on stories that involve either of those subjects, I'd be happy to provide some insight.

    I'm very excited to join a community of like-minded individuals--perhaps a bit too excited, as I dipped my toes into the forum before introducing myself! Whoops! I'm sincerely sorry if I've offended anyone or gone against etiquette.

    With that said, I look forward to meeting and working with you all!
     
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    Hi Nancy, welcome on board. Critiquing other works certainly help improve writing skills. Good luck with the novel.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Nancy!

    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.

    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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    Thank you for the kind welcome, Trilby and Banzai!
     

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