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    Hello There

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by summerbeth, Nov 14, 2012.

    Hi everyone. I've been lurking for a while now and figured why not become a new member and post.
    I'm Summer, a 26 year old aspiring writer from Ohio. I've been writing since I was a young girl but was never really serious until now. I recently entered an online writing competition where I placed in the top 10 for the last 4 weeks. Reviews from strangers have helped my confidence grow as a writer and I figured it was as good a time as any to join this forum. I look forward to meeting other writers and learn ways to improve my craft. :)
     
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    Hi, Summerbeth , congrats about the competition. That's something I'd like to get into but I tend to get cold feet and chicken out -
    someday!
     
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    Aw, I completely understand what you mean Peachalulu. I was hesitant to enter at first but figured if this is what I want to do I may as well try it. Unfortunately, it's more of a popularity contest and the outcome depends less on talent and more on if you have enough friends to vote for your story each week. I will say though thats its opened me up to random strangers reading my writing and has motivated me to not give up on my dream of one day becoming a published author. You should definitely try it sometime.
     
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    I definitely will! Just have to find my niche - I tend to write odd stuff.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Summer!

    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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