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    Hello!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Boomstick10995, Jun 15, 2012.

    Hi there,

    I'm completely new to writing forums, but thought this would be a good outlet to put my work out.
    I've loved writing fiction (mostly action, adventure, thriller, fantasy, etc.) ever since I could hold a pencil. Just something about creating an entire imaginary world on paper is amazing to me. But, in recent years I must admit I've been a little lack luster, life getting in the way and all. Plus, I've never gotten real criticism on my writings outside of friends, family, and some professors. So, even though writing is something I do almost completely for pleasure, I want to get some real constructive criticism on my writing so it can be the best it can be. Makes sense to be good at something your passionate about, right? I'm sure I need a lot of work, but I'm willing to put in the effort so I can produce good material.
    Anyway, I really look forward to my time here and can't wait to start contributing! :)
     
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    Hey Boomstick, welcome to the forum!

    I completely agree about the amazing feeling you get when writing your own world and immersing yourself in it. There's nothing I love more. In terms of getting critique, check out the home page for forum rules as you do need to critique other's works before you post your own. It's kind of great to read other writer's works though, it's really helpful.

    Have fun, and I look forward to reading your posts :)
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Boomstick10995!

    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.


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