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  1. Alysa

    Alysa Member

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    First Forum

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Alysa, Jan 29, 2014.

    One of my friends recently published himself and we have been writing for about the same amount of time. I decided, pretty recently, that I really wanted to go somewhere with my writing. Upon talking to my uncle I decided that I should try a forum. I figured it was a good place to start and get feedback on my writing, from people other than those i see on a regular basis and hold close to my heart. So could someone explain to to me how this all works? And would you mind helping out a young and hopeful writer?
     
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    GingerCoffee Web Surfer Girl Contributor

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    Thats exciting for your friend. Welcome to the forum, there should be something here for you and we'll likely learn things from you as well. :)
     
  3. Alysa

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    Thank you. I have a story that I would like feed back on but, I'm not sure where to post it. Could you help me out?
     
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    GingerCoffee Web Surfer Girl Contributor

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    Ah yes, a common first question. From the Rules:

    • Posting in the Writing Workshop requires 2 or more constructive critiques of other members' work for each new posted work.
    • You must be registered for at least 14 days and have made 20 posts before you can create a thread in our workshops.
     
  5. Wreybies

    Wreybies The Ops Pops Operations Manager Staff Contest Administrator Supporter Contributor

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    Welcome to your first forum! :)

    Please have a look through the Forum Rules, and the FAQ as a start. The place to post your story is in the Writing Workshop that you will find a little further down on the main page. We have some requirements before you can post there. The forum rules will guide you there. Look for the words in red. Every forum has it's particular quirks and it's best to know them before heading into the Workshop in order to have expectations that match the format.

    Have fun! :D

    Wrey
     
  6. Alysa

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    So, I have to go into the Writing Workshop to give constructive critiques?
     
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    Wreybies The Ops Pops Operations Manager Staff Contest Administrator Supporter Contributor

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    Yup. :) 2 for each new item you post in the Workshop.
     
  8. Alysa

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    Thank you. Does the link for constructive critiques also work for poetry?
     
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    GingerCoffee Web Surfer Girl Contributor

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    I believe so.
     
  10. Alysa

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    Thank you so much. I truly appreciate the help and friendliness.
     
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    Lewdog Come ova here and give me kisses! Supporter Contributor

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    Be careful, once you join a forum, next thing you know you're addicted to crack. The forum, the 'real gateway drug.'
     
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    This forum is like crack.

    me: writes a paragraph. Minimize. Refresh WF.org. Look at posts. Reply. Refresh for new posts. Minimize. write a paragraph.

    I just can't stop :(
     
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    This kind of thing happens to me, too, unless I really beat myself up about it.
     
  14. Alysa

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    Well maybe I will get inspired!
     
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    Just Say No to crack

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  16. A.M.P.

    A.M.P. People Buy My Books for the Bio Photo Contributor

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    Some crack can be good.
    Moderation, I say.
     
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    Keitsumah The Dream-Walker Contributor

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    Oh my god ima stop you boys right there lol -we don't need her to think that this is a men's only forum! :p

    and hello @Alysa -hope you enjoy having jumped into this pool of creative nutcases.
     
  18. Alysa

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    Creative nutcases are my favorite kind of nutcases lol
     

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