1. karoth06

    karoth06 New Member

    Feb 2, 2012
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    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by karoth06, Feb 2, 2012.

    Hi all! My name is Kevin, I am a college student in KY, and I decided to join the forums because I've never been good at writing. What are the rules to posting a story or an essay for people to read, correct, and tell me what they think?
  2. TDFuhringer

    TDFuhringer Contributor Contributor

    Jan 28, 2012
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    Somewhere South of Midnight
    Welcome! I'm sure a moderator will be along shortly to give you a pile of "read this" links. :) In the meantime, on the home page there is a panel on the right side called 'important information'. Welcome new member, rules and using the writing workshop are all very helpful.

    Short answer: You must make 20 non trivial posts, be a member for 14 days and do 2 critiques of someone elses work before you can post your own. I know it sounds harsh but there are very good reasons which are explained in 'Using the Workshop'

    I look forward to reading your work!
  3. 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, Kevin!

    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.


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