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    Hello everyone

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Markpearce17, Feb 18, 2013.

    I'm new to the site. I found it whilst browsing and thought I'd pop in for a visit to see what I can get from it. I'm Mark, 57 years old who has toyed with the idea of writing fr=or many years. However, other things got in the way and it's only since retiring that I've put my mind to it. I have written
    short stories and look forward to posting some here for feedback. I've recently had one publised in the local paper in Derby where I come from. It was a thrill to see my name there and inspiration to continue. I look forward to working with you and developing my writing.
     
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    Welcome aboard from another new forum user :)
     
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    Hi Mauthos
    How is the site? Is it looking useful to you?
     
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    To be honest, I haven't been able to use it a great deal yet, but from what I've seen there is a range of talented people here and unusually for writing sites, they are not afraid to give honest criticism of your work.

    So, once I can post my stuff I think it'll be very useful to me as there does not appear to be the 'Wow, your work was great, really good, now can you go and review my work positively please.' This I feel is never any use, whereas the real straight from the heart honesty definitely teaches you more and will help you grow as a writer.
     
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    Welcome to the forums Mark! I'm sure you will find the forums very useful.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Mark!

    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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    Hi Mark and welcome to the forums.
     

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