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    Hello

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Igor, May 19, 2012.

    Keeping it short and simple.

    I am an avid reader but a new writer. At the moment, I am just having fun but would like to improve my writing and this appears to be the perfect place to do just that. All the best.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Igor!

    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, 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.


    Banzai
     
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    Thank you for the welcome.

    A little nervous about doing constructive reviews but I will give it a bash. I shall take Cognito's advice to spend some time becoming familiar with the forums and to poke into the corners.
     
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    Ha, you sound just like me! I love reading and just last year decided to dig deeper into my writing passion. I hope you enjoy your time here, it's such a great place to hang out and learn. Don't worry about being a lurker in the shadows, I do that all the time! :D

    Have fun!
     

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