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    Hey-ho!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lokasenna, Mar 21, 2013.

    Hey-ho!

    I'm Lokasenna (or Loka, if you prefer), and I stumbled across this website and was intrigued. I've been a member of the Online Literature Forum for many years, if any of you know it.

    I love creative writing, but sometimes motivating myself to do it in what little free time I have can be difficult - goofing off just seems so much easier after a long day - so I'm hoping that getting into what is clearly a vibrant and active writing community will help give me the metaphorical kick that I need.

    I look forward to getting to know you all, and to taking part in the forum!
     
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    Hi Loka! You made the right move by joining this community. I'm sure it will bring you all the motivation you need. =)

    Enjoy your stay on the writing forums and I look forward to chatting with you on the boards.
     
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    Hi Loka, or maybe i should say, Hi neighbour, I'm in Houghton le Spring and my sister's family live in Neville's Cross. Welcome to the forums!
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Loka!

    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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