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    Hi everyone, newbie from UK here :)

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Shari, Oct 3, 2012.

    Where do you start when introducing yourself? Hello. I'm Sharon, married Mum of one 2 year old little girl and starting on road to riches through writing :) ha ha. Taken the bull by the horns by joining a writing group last week and thoroughly enjoyed it - so far so good. Just got on internet this week and taken another bull by his horns and joined this writing forum. I'm rusty on my writing at the moment as it has been a while, but I hope to get the clogs turning somehow :confused: I'm looking forward to joining the forum and hearing from others out there. :)
     
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    Welcome Sharon, I'm new too! :) I've been really impressed so far by the advice and information here. The best thing for me as a 'newbie' is that I don't feel like I'm the stupid one in the corner. I thought it might be full of literary geniuses but everyone seems really down to earth. I'm sure you'll enjoy it here.
     
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    Hi DannyA
    Thanks. I'm sure I will enjoy it here once I get to know my way around :)
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Sharon!

    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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    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

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    Welcome.
     
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    As a fellow newbie, welcome. Still in high school, so I'll address you with respect, madam. I will say I am rather envious of your nationality - I've always had a bit more cultural interest in the United Kingdom.
     

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