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    Greetings :)

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by raspberry89, Mar 10, 2013.

    Hello, i'm Leila :redface:
    I joined this forum to better my writing (poetic) skills. I've never shared my poems with anyone because they're pretty much all depressing. I can't help it though, I feel most inspired to write when i'm upset. I figured this would be a good way for me to get used to people commenting on my stuff and I can't wait to get some constructive feedback :redface:

    Thanks for reading!
     
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    Welcome Leila,

    I look forward to reading your poetry.
     
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    Hello!

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    Hello! I admire poets, as I can't write poetry to save my life. Depressing or not, I bet they are good:) Can't wait to read some!
     
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    welcome, leila!

    be sure to not post entire poems you hope to have published some day, since that can hamper their chances of being accepted by venues that only buy 'first rights'... just post a small snippet for review, or full pieces you won't be submitting for publication...

    if you want help with a whole poem, i'm a fairly full time poet and i mentor many aspiring ones, so you can email me any time...

    love and hugs, maia
     
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    Hi Leila, welcome to the site.
     
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    Thanks for the offer, i'll definitely take you up on...lol especially since I have to wait 20 days before I can post a poem on the forum :( At this point I just want to get an idea of how others will take my writing, i'm not worried about later publications. I have plenty of poems anyway....i'll email you one shortly...thanks again

    Leila
     
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    Thanks for the offer, i'll definitely take you up on...lol especially since I have to wait 20 days before I can post a poem on the forum At this point I just want to get an idea of how others will take my writing, i'm not worried about later publications. I have plenty of poems anyway....i'll email you one shortly...thanks again

    Leila
     
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    I'm confused, how do I reply to comments without adding a new post?
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Leila!

    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. The requirements of the Writing Workshop don't apply to the contests, so new members are allowed (nay, encouraged!) to get stuck in and enter!

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


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