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    Kind of new here

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mal-Madrake, Apr 29, 2013.

    Hi, I am kind of new here (as in I noticed this section when it was too late to classify myself as completely new).

    I adore writing, and so far the only people who skimmed through, delved into or otherwise read my concoctions were my friends. So I am looking forward to hearing the hopefully constructive but more probably soul-crushing critique that shall be either bestowed upon or that shall rain upon (depending on the type of said critique) my feeble creations from the mighty and infallible reviewers at this site (sigh...those 20 posts seem like an awful lot of work...)

    I am not a pro and I don't wish to set upon the arduous of becoming one (and I already have another cruel mistress (some call her the queen of all sciences))

    So as they say in Texas: Hi y'all (btw. I have no affiliation with Texas or any English-speaking country whatsoever)

    P.S. I am sorry if this verbose introduction bored you.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Mal-Madrake!

    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.


    Banzai
     
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    Hi, Mal-Mandrake, and welcome to the forum!

    Queen of all sciences? Do you mean mathematics? Because if so, cool!
     
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    Grr. Double post.
     
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    Hi there and welcome!
     

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