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    Hello

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BlackBird, Dec 31, 2012.

    I am new to writing so any help is welcome.

    Not much else to say about myself only former federal corrections officer.
     
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    Welcome. I like how you don't say much about yourself besides your career. Very interesting career I think too. I bet you have many stories. We look forward to learning with you!
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, BlackBird!

    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.


    Banzai
     
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    Hi BlackBird, welcome to the forums.

    Your career must have provided many a good story idea, look forward to hearing them.
     
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    Hello! I am also new here! I decided I'd post it here to say hello to you and not clog up some space by unnecessarily creating a new topic, hope that's okay! Anyway, my name is Damian and I'm from New York, not the city. I work in the kitchen of a bar while going to school full-time at my local community college (hoping to get into a decent school in California or Georgia next semester). I love to write and hope to use this community to learn what others out there are doing and add to my base set of skills. It's wonderful to meet you all, and I hope I can find the time to become a regular member of this community. Happy writing!
     

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