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    Introductory Post!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Quoux, Apr 8, 2013.

    Hello fellow members, I'd like to make myself present!

    Like the majority of you, I like to write. You'll find in me interesting stories with horrible grammar.

    I look forward to participating!
     
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    :) With that attitude and sense of humour you'll be very welcome here. I look forward to seeing how accurate you turn out to be.
     
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    Welcome, Quoux! Stick around - we'll whip your grammar into shape! Or not. Whatever. Anyway, plenty of interesting stuff happens on these forums. Some of it may even happen to you ...

    :)
     
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    Thanks, guys! Any suggestions on where I should start in the forum? :)
     
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    Start by reading the rules. It's obvious, but it's also kinda weird how many new people here don't read them, and find themselves on the wrong side of a moderator because of it. (That's really not so bad; we have nice mods here!)

    Then, if I were you, I'd browse through the General Writing section. You'll find that almost any question you could have about writing has been asked there before, and answered, and often debated endlessly, much to our general delight (at least, mine).

    When you feel up to it, look through the Writing Workshop and see if you can find a piece there you want to critique. There's plenty of stuff there of almost any genre. Before you can post any of your own work for critique, you'll have to give two constructive critiques to work that's already there, so go to it!

    Other than that, things are pretty informal around here. Enjoy yourself!
     
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    Just have a look around at all the sections and see which topics interest you. If you want to, it might be a good idea to review someone's work in the writing workshop so that you meet those requirements and can get your own work up as soon as possible. But hey, you don't have to think about that right away! Get to know the community a bit. We've got some great games going. :)

    See you around.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Quoux!

    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! We also have a growing short story club (think book club, but with short stories!), which you can find stickied in the Book Discussion forum.

    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.


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