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    Just Stepped In

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Maeve, May 18, 2012.

    Hi, it's Maeve. I'm 18, nearly graduated high school, and an amateur writer. I'm hoping to be critiqued (as soon as I clean up an excerpt that is good enough to be critiqued) and someday I'd like to be a professional writer.

    If you're at all interested in a small sample of my writing, the most well read piece I've posted on the internet is 'Drawn On Your Hand' (a Glee fanfiction). A quick Google search of the title will turn it up.

    Thanks for making this community, I'm sure we'll have a great time together!
     
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    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Maeve!

    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 Banzai. Yes, I read the forum rules about posting one's own work (Gave me a fright to see the same kind of post on my thread that Landover forum gives their new users). Thanks, I'll make sure to do that. Is mentioning my own fanfic ok? I didn't link it or anything...
     
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    Hey Maeve, welcome to the forums! I'm 18 too, how cool!!

    I hope you enjoy your time here, it's such a great place to hang out and learn. I look forward to reading your writings, and would love to chat anytime. :)
     

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