1. Tikilemon91

    Tikilemon91 New Member

    Feb 23, 2013
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    Hey all!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tikilemon91, Feb 23, 2013.

    Hi there! :)

    I've been keeping my eye on this forum for a while, and in the spirit of trying new things I decided to join and see what's what. My name is Chloe and I'm a 21 year old Psychology student from Wales. When I'm not busy writing psychology essays I like to write. There's something so satisfying about constructing and editing your own work of fiction, and I'd love to get to know people who share that passion :)

    I did used to write poetry, but my interests have strayed more into writing novels and short stories. I'm currently working on my first novel (it's in the drafting stage) and have been doing so for a year and a half. I have been through many ups and downs while writing it and a lot has changed in my life, which seems to creep into my writing and make the emotions richer and more genuine somehow :)

    Enough waffling from me! In essence I'd love to make some new friends and help others (particularly with grammatical or lexical issues) and maybe, just maybe get published one day...

    Chloe :)
  2. Trilby

    Trilby Contributor Contributor

    Jun 21, 2010
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    NE England
    Hi Chloe, welcome on board.
  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, Chloe!

    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. The requirements of the Writing Workshop don't apply to the contests, so new members are allowed (nay, encouraged!) to get stuck in and enter!

    If you have any questions or problems, then the moderators (myself, 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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