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    Hello all, this is my intro

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jim_Makers, Oct 19, 2012.

    Hey, Im trying to apply as a columnist to a school newspaper. Having little idea of what Im doing, I figured posting here might be a good start. Ill put what Ive currently written in the non fiction section. Maybe some of you all could help me out. I appreciate it and look forward to reading what everyone else has written as well.

    Maybe someone can answer why I can't post a new thread in the non-fiction forum?
     
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    Because of this:

    Le Rules
     
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    Fuckin rules, man. Im a disgruntled vet. What am I sposed to do in the meantime? let my account sit.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Jim!

    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

    P.S. In the meantime you can get reviewing, join in the discussions, and explore the community.
     
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    Well, you can offer people your constructive criticism on their work in the meantime, which can actually help you improve your own work. When you see something wrong in another person's writing, you might realize that you've actually made the same mistakes. Remember that it's easier to appreciate something from a healthy distance, which is why finding ways to improve our own work can be difficult without outside help.
     
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