1. Dusk
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    Ello

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dusk, Nov 16, 2011.

    Hey everyone. My name's nick, and I'm 14, and I really enjoy sci-fi writing, sci-fi shows, sci-fi movies, and so on :D
    Really excited to start posting here, but everytime I try to post a new thread it keeps saying I don't have sufficient privileges and that I might have to activate my account, but I already activated it. Anyways, hopefully I can fix, but for now I'll just enjoy everyone elses stories :D
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Nick!

    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.


    Banzai
     
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    Thank you very much Banzai. I shall get right to the posting and reviewing :) I'm Super excited as this is my first REAL chance to share my work with others
     
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    Welcome, Dusk!

    We have two things in common already - a pre-written welcome, apart from our usernames, and........faces.


    I bet we each have a brain, too .


    Good luck with your writing!
     
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    hehe thanks :D
     
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    I sent the same to laurenhasaface because she got the same. I thought you deserved better, your being young and full of enthusiasm.

    I hope someone in administration picked up on this. Perhaps the pre-written welcomes were sent in the absence of actual ones from members, but I personally would prefer a blank.

    Now, the action of my sending the same message to both you and laurenhasaface can be filed as "satire", because I imitated the very action of which I complain to achieve, hopefully, a comic satirical dig at the Writingforums administration.

    You're fourteen, and might not be versed in the art of satire, so perhaps check it out - plenty about it on the web. While you're at it, you could study "irony" and "pathos" too.

    And be sure you understand the difference between "satire" and "sarcasm".

    Each of these styles of writing can be powerful tools if used correctly. There is MUCH more to writing than simply choosing words and avoiding grammatical mistakes.


    Good luck, and stay fired up!
     
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    Welcome. :)
     
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    will do :D
     
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