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    The Writing Life

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Writing Life, Jan 9, 2008.

    Hello all,

    I recently opened a new site with a little help from my friends!

    We have a community we recently started up. In the community is a thread regarding bogus sites which entice the writer to submit comp entries and in the real world there is no such contest.

    Three sites have been found which we have been looking into... two have since come off-line .

    I wonder if any of you here have come across such sites? Would love to hear from you if you have. After all, we should all be aware of such sites!

    Kind regards and happy writing!

    From,
    The Writing Life
     
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    Hello Writing Life, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Sites that that do pop up from time to time, and many of them vanish soon after. Others continue to reel in the unwary for years. There are others here who coul dtell you more from firsthand experience though.

    If you haven't explored the site yet, you should probably do so soon. Newcomers often gravitate to the Lounge, the Word Games, or the Review Room, but there is much more to be discovered if you poke in the corners. Remember to check out our FAQ as well!

    As for the Review Room, new joiners often wonder why we do things a bit differently on this site than on other writing sites. We emphasize reviewing as a critical writing skill. Training your eye by reviewing other people's work helps you improve your own writing even before you present it for others to see. Therefore, we ask members to review other people's writing before posting work of their own. The Review Room forums on this site, therefore, are true workshops, not just a bulletin board for displaying your work (and on that note, please only post each item for review in one Review Room forum). See this post, Why Write Reviews Before Posting My Work? for more information.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
     
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    Hi and welcome Writing Life :)
     
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    Welcome!
     
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    hello and welcome to the forum
     

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