1. MindTheGap

    MindTheGap New Member

    Sep 27, 2012
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    10 minutes from Walt Disney World

    Good day from The Sunshine State!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MindTheGap, Sep 27, 2012.

    Well I'll do my best to make some time to mix and mingle here. :) I've been writing for as long as I can remember, I was a news and features staff writer for my university newspaper for two years and also studied creative writing for two years in college, published quite a few essays in my university's publications, and I'm trying to find the time to actually make some progress to the several novels I've been working on over the course of about three years.

    Otherwise, I'm a Disney cast member in guest relations at Magic Kingdom and love every single moment of it, I live in my music, and consume more tea than most Americans ever should. ;) My best male friend is from London so that's where the username was pulled from... anyhow, nice to meet everyone and it's off to poke about and see what I can find!
  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, MindTheGap!

    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.


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