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    Howdy!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lorilee, Mar 12, 2012.

    Name's LoriLee and I've been writing since high school like a lot of you here. I've been posting fanfic online for the past three years, but the comments don't involve much concrit. I believe anything you do should be done to the best of your ability and I'm always looking to improve, so I'm looking forward to having some of my original shorts stories and fanfic critiqued.

    I do have to say, I always critique punctuation, grammar, spelling, etc. first because those sorts of problems get in the way of my being able to immerse myself in a story.

    Looking forward to hanging out here :)
     
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    Well looks like you know for sure what your looking for from this forum, unlike me haha.
    This forum is very helpful, just read the rules and guidelines and start reading/posting!
    Most important, have fun! There are so many things to read on here, ive spent the last three days just reading other members posts/stories. Now i am overwhelmed by how strong at writing a lot of these people are.

    What genre are you interested in?
     
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    That's a nice philosophy to live by, LoriLee! What sort of fanfiction do you write?
     
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    Welcome to the site, LoriLee.~

    I'm new myself so it's always interesting to see some other people joining the website.~
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, LoriLee!

    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 and Cogito) 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 for the welcome, everyone!


    Most of my stories are in the Big Valley fandom, a western from the 60's with Richard Long, Barbara Stanwyck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans and the recently departed Peter Breck. I've also written in Criminal Minds, Wanted: Dead or Alive and Bourbon Street Beat. I prefer character-driven stories, so some of them can be mainstreamed with just a little tweaking.
     
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    Welcome! :)
     
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    Welcome to the forums, LoriLee!
     

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