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    University student - not trained writer

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Thucydides, Jan 27, 2012.

    Hello hello.

    I guess I came to this site looking for people to look at my writing? Because at the moment it's all too personal to show to anyone I know that might have a meaningful critique of it. So I came here. I guess I can't post stories yet though so.. I just need to hang around the forum?

    If anyone could clear that up for me, nice. I did look at the FAQ btw but couldn't figure the answer.

    So, who am I.

    20 years old studying international development and Africa, I speak French, plan to do Peace Corps and go work in humanitarian aid work. That's me. So my focuses and interests, the main ones anyway, are mostly all political and social science-y. But I really like, I mean really like, lots of other subjects.

    A big one being art of all kinds, but especially (besides music), literature and writing! Yeah! I do A LOT of non-fiction writing, like philosophy and so on, but I also give fiction a try when I want to be creative, which is often.

    That's not it though! I also study the sciences a bit, things like nutrition and public health and climatology and that sort of thing. So when it comes to that whole silly "left brain or right brain?" question, I'd have to say I don't know. I'm very logical and all the rest but I also love art. So whatever.

    I suppose that's enough about me looking forward to hopefully popping by here when I'm doing creative writing. Peace, all.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Thucydides!

    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 and Cogito) 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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    Hey I appreciate the help. I did find some of that out last night after a bit more poking around lol. Being a mod on another site I totally understand the rules, and think they're a good idea. Already enjoying reviewing other people's stories! This is a nice site y'all have here, congrats.
     

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