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    Hello ALL!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tharrow, Mar 3, 2012.

    Hey everyone, I just signed up and am looking forward to putting up some pieces after the 14 days/20 posts are done. Although I'm not too sure how you do the reviewing thing. Is it just random pieces or a specific area you go to critic others work?

    I'm a big fan of fantasy book and the classics like Rebecca and Jane Eyre. What about everyone else?
     
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    Welcome, there is plenty of information on writing and some help with reviewing. I'm sure you'll figure it out. I read a wide range of things but really enjoy SciFi and Mysteries the most. Anyway, have fun.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Tharrow!

    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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    Welcome to the forums, Tharrow!
     
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    Welcome.
     
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    Welcome!

    For the reviewing, just go to the workshop sections and read some stories that interest you. Tell the writer what parts of their writing you liked, and what parts you didn't -- and why. If possible, list at least 2-3 things that you think would improve the way it's written. Simple "I think it's great" posts don't count as reviews, but you don't have to make it really long either. My reviews for short excerpts are usually just one good-sized paragraph.
     

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