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    The Final Crusade

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Crusader, Aug 3, 2012.

    Hi everybody!

    I have been writing for over 30 years, purely for my own enjoyment. Six years ago I sought out evaluation for my growing archive of work and was especially fortunate to find a small effective forum that proved invaluable. Sadly, it is now defunct which is how I find myself here. I hope to have a similarly enjoyable and productive experience, and hopefully contribute positively to others.

    The bulk of my completed writing consists of poetry, or more precisely, poetry intended as song lyrics. Anything I eventually post is part of my copyrighted collection. Some selections are purely poems, some are purely lyrics, some are harder to categorize solely as either. The underlying theme of most is conflict.
    I sporadically work on writing short stories or my one idea for a novel.

    Hoping to make some new friends here - or maybe even stumble over an old one?
     
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    Welcome to the group Crusader!
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Crusader!

    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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    Welcome, Crusader!
    Sorry to hear your real life group is defunct. I don't know where you live, but have you tried searching meetup to see if there is another group you might be able to hook into?
     
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    Thanks for the welcome - I've been poking around - looks interesting here.
     
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    Thanks for giving me a quick lay of the land Banzai. I've done as you suggested and everything seems reasonable to me.

    My other forum was online too. I've used meetup for other endeavors but I prefer this type of setting for writing critique. Thanks for the welcome!
     

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