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    Happy to finally find you guys!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ms. Cotton, Mar 21, 2013.

    Hi Everyone,

    I'm a relatively new writer and I'm absolutely ecstatic to have found this site. I'm eager to see what other people think of my writing, but I've been too chicken-s**t to actually let anyone I know read my work. I just want to know, with absolute certainty, that I'm getting REAL feedback, and not some fake pity comments.

    It's always easier to be real with people you don't know... at least that's how I feel. So I'm really excited to let you all read what I've been working on and hear your feedback. I'm also excited to see what you've been posting and hopefully provide some good insight and constructive criticism when needed. My take on this site is that we are here to help each other grow in something we are all passionate about. I'm not posting my stories so I can get some generic, "Oh, that was great," comments. I want to hear what you really think and if there's anything you think I could do to improve. Hopefully that's how you feel too, because that's how I'm going to base the comments I write on your stories. ;)

    I'm sure I'll talk to you at some point and I'm excited to gain some much-needed experience.

    Feel free to message me any time. :)

    Sincerely,
    Ms. Cotton
     
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    Hello Ms Cotton, welcome to the forums.
     
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    Welcome, Ms. Cotton. What type of stuff do you like to write?
     
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    Welcome to the forums Ms. Cotton! You seem pretty serious about your craft which is a good thing.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Ms. Cotton!

    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.


    Banzai
     
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    Thank you, Trilby!
     
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    Thank you! I'm a true gemini and like to bounce around and change it up, so I'm actually working on a few things right now.... so far I have about 15 pages in a young-adult romance, 10 for a zombie apocalypse novel, and a suspenseful story about a quiet loner turned stalker. I will probably post some excerpts from the first two, since those are the ones that are the most developed right now.
     
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    Thank you so much! That really means a lot to me. :)
     
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    Welcome to the forums, Ms Cotton! I'm glad you are enthusiastic about joining us :D
     

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