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    It's Been Awhile Since I Last Did One of These...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dlaiden, Aug 14, 2012.

    I can't count the number of writing websites I've been on now, but I'm hoping this one will be one of the last. It looks pretty good, I must say. But where are my manners; you want an introduction, don't you?

    You can call me Aiden: I'm sixteen, female, British, a dedicated chocolate-lover and mad for Murakami (still need to get my hands on 1Q84 though). I've been writing since I was little, but I'd say I've only become serious (and reasonably good) in the last three years or so. I wrote my first book when I was twelve. It was a 500-page fantasy, and it was ridiculously bad. Still, I'm proud to have done it. Now I need to finish my latest, 59,000 word speculative-fiction WIP, and get it all revised. I also want to immerse myself in a community which both reads and writes, because in the town in which I live, few people do either.

    Really looking forward to becoming part of the community. :) And check out my blog if you're interested. ;)
     
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    Hi, welcome to the group dlaiden!
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Aiden!

    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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    @peachalulu Thanks!

    @Banzai Thanks for the info! I think I'll make a few casual posts and then get myself to reviewing.
     

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