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    Hey Y'all!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TLBarnz, Sep 4, 2012.

    Looking forward to getting this party started. Really looking forward to giving and receiving constructive feedback.
     
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    Dear TLBarnz:

    Welcome. We are friendly. Start reviewing your favorite types of writing so that you will earn the right to post your own work. That's all there is to it.

    Everybody is doing their best to give you good feedback on everything you post.

    Looking forward to seeing your comments and your original work.

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    Welcome to Writing Forums, TLBarnz!

    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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    Thanks auntiebetty. Can't wait to get started!
     
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    Thanks Banzai! Really looking forward to the experience. This is a long way from pounding on my portable Olivetti 40 years ago but I'm sure I'll pick up the ins and outs quickly. I'm overdue to be back in the loop.
     
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    Hi! Welcome. I'm a newb, too (we've got to stick together!)

    Haha, I just googled 'Olivetti 40'--what a beautiful machine! You should keep using it if you've got it. Man, they don't make them like that anymore.

    What kind of stuff are you going to be writing, then, now you're back in the loop?
     
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    Hey catchkatch! Great to hear from you! Unfortunately the Olivetti gave way to my first electric then on to The Holy Grail, my first IBM Correcting Selectric. Seems like eons ago. As far as what I'm planning to write that's hard to say. I have a feeling it's going to be like the Big Bang where there's a huge explosion and when the dust settles hopefully there'll be some interesting debris left.
     

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