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    New Man on the Block

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Clockman, May 9, 2013.

    Hello. I’m new. I just came from another writer’s site but didn’t like it. I’ve jumped on several different writing sites, but can’t seem to find one I like.
    I just came across these sites and thought about looking into them but I would appreciate anyone’s scoop on them if you have experience there.

    http://www.writing.com/
    http://www.dreaminginink.com/main.php
    http://www.scribophile.com/
     
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    Welcome, Clockman!

    I've been on scribophile, but not for a long time. For whatever reason I just didn't seem to click with that site for the short time I was on it, and just haven't gone back to it. It's not that I had a bad experience or anything, I just kind of forgot about it.

    I haven't been on the other two. I've been on some others, but come here by far the most. I've found it to have the highest percentage of decent quality discussion. And there's nothing that says you can't frequent more than one writer's site.

    I hope you like it here.
     
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    never heard of any of them, but a quick look doesn't impress me at all... the first is way too stridently 'commercial' and the other two pretty amateurish-looking...

    you've landed on the best writing site ever, so consider yourself lucky to have found it and enjoy yourself...

    welcome aboard!

    love and hugs, maia
     
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    Hi there and welcome to the forums.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Clockman!

    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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