1. Eliciana

    Eliciana New Member

    Oct 18, 2012
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    Greeting from the Netherlands

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Eliciana, Oct 19, 2012.

    Hello everyone,

    Allow me to introduce myself: I am an enthusiastic yet doubtful young adult amateur writer. I decided to join this forum because of the admirable dedication and creativity people demonstrate on their stories as well as that of someone else's. I would gladly like to take part of this ambitious, analytical and encouraging community.

    Another reason for my participation would be for me to improve my crumbling knowledge of the English language. (As I have written most of my stories in the Dutch language) I am here to challange myself and extend myself to my best possible abilities. And hopefully I can be of service to others as well.

    Thank you all in advance for your attention and warm welcomes,

    Until very soon.
  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, Eliciana!

    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.

    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.

  3. mammamaia

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

    Nov 21, 2006
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    Coquille, Oregon
    are you a friend of eefje, another new member from the netherlands, who posted an intro just a bit after as you did?

    in any case, you're both fortunate to have found us, for this is the best writing site on the net, bar none!... and i've been a member here since it began, have helped out on many other sites and found none even close to the quality of this site and its members, in all those years...

    so, goedendag and WELKOM!

    love and hugs, maia

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