1. DirkBaart

    DirkBaart New Member

    Nov 10, 2012
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    Hello from the Netherlands!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DirkBaart, Nov 10, 2012.

    Hello members of this community,

    I'm new here and I would be happy to introduce myself to you. My name is Dirk, I'm 15 years old and I live in The Netherlands. My main interests in life are sports, music, writing and ofcourse, friends and family. When I was younger, I started writing little stories, which developed as I was growing older. Nowadays, I don't have enough time to write whole stories, let alone books, but I found a new way of expressing myself by writing. As my passion for music grew, I started to write lyrics, and that's the reason why I'm here. I'd love to show my lyrics to you and hear what you can help me with. I really appreciate your help and all the suggestions I'll get to improve my skills in writing lyrics. I'll also try to help others improving their writing and I hope I can be helpful.

    So thanks in advance, see you soon on this forum and all the best from the Netherlands,

  2. Banzai

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

    Mar 31, 2007
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    Reading, UK
    Welcome to Writing Forums, Dirk!

    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.


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