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  1. rizla

    rizla New Member

    Dec 30, 2012
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    hello everyone!!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rizla, Dec 30, 2012.

    Good evening everyone,
    My name is Rizwan and currently I live in Derby, UK. I am a mechanical engineering student and of late I have a budding interest for writing and I would like to improve it a lot! I would also like to contribute to the forums by posting on regular basis if time permits me! probably that way I will be able to improve my writing skills :)
    Thank you everyone :D
  2. Trilby

    Trilby Contributing Member Contributor

    Jun 21, 2010
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    NE England
    Hello rizla, welcome to the forums.

    I feel my writing has improved since joining this site.
  3. capturedpotential

    capturedpotential Member

    Oct 14, 2012
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    Welcome! It is great to know that you can exercise both sides of the brain, as a writer and engineer! I'm sure you will find the forums to be benifical, even if you just browse them frequently without posting much. People seem to ask what you are just about to ask... :) So welcome!
  4. 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, Rizwan!

    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.


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