1. tlm89

    tlm89 New Member

    Aug 25, 2011
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    Lurker coming out...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tlm89, Sep 2, 2012.

    Hi, everyone.

    I've been registered to this site for over a year and this is my first official post. I have gained a lot of advice from existing threads (hence the reason i've never posted my own before), and have found the 'word mechanics' section particularly useful.

    Anyway, just thought I'd introduce myself before i take the plunge and start posting elsewhere on the boards.

  2. Banzai

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

    Mar 31, 2007
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    Reading, UK
    Welcome to Writing Forums, tml89!

    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.

  3. losthawken

    losthawken Author J. Aurel Guay Role Play Moderator Contributor

    May 5, 2009
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    I guess welcome is not quite appropriate, but we are so glad you finally decided to join the fray!

    If I may ask, what makes a lurker lurk for so long?

    We'll be glad to see more of you! You obviously don't need to be pointed in any direction, but what are you interested in posting about on the boards? Do you finally have a piece of work you would like critiqued in the workshop?

    All the best,

  4. auntiebetty

    auntiebetty Active Member

    Jul 6, 2012
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    Ohio, Arizona, Colorado

    So glad you decided to come out of the shadows.


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