1. Sanjuricus
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    Hello from the United States of Englandia

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sanjuricus, Feb 25, 2013.

    Hi Everybody!
    I am from the UK, from what I've seen most of you are stateside, but I guess you'll do! We almost speak the same language :p
    All joking aside, having read the intro guidelines, I like the approach you have here. I think that 'learning through critique' is something that will be very useful to me and hopefully by extension to your good selves.

    I'm currently working my way through the first revision of a draft I wrote as part of NaNoWriMo last November and a chapter or two are in a state where they might be ready for critique. If I can work up the courage to post some bits up on here when I'm happy with them I would love for you all to disect them and give me some wonderful pointers on what I'm doing well...and more importantly not so well.

    Also have a couple of other novels in very early stages that I occasionally work on to divert my mind so I can think about the main novel I'm writing...but they are a way off yet.
    Anyway, thanks for having me.
    Sanjuricus
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Sanjuricus! We're not all yanks ;)

    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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    Thanks for the welcome. :)
    I am confident I'll have no issues providing feedback to others or inflicting 20 posts upon you poor unfortunates! (I do suffer from verbal "digestive distress" to put it politely!!)
    As I alluded in my post above, I think I need to work up the courage to post some of my work before I go asking for critique from this august forum so it'll be a while yet :)
    I look forward to becoming a part of this community...but for now, I have a galaxy to save from the Reapers in the good ship Normandy!!!
    /doff hat
     
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    Hello there and welcome on board.
     

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