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  1. Ashwini

    Ashwini New Member

    Oct 29, 2012
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    Hi everyone!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ashwini, Oct 30, 2012.

    :cool: Hi, I am Ashwini from India. I started writing stories some 2 - 3 years back and have many of them published in magazines too. I like to write for children in particular. This is the first time I' m joining any such forum or discussion platform. I'm very happy and excited but I have a lot of questions too. can anyone help me. 1) Firstly are we supposed to post a complete story or just a part of it? 2) I have started a blog. Can I post my brief blog entries here? 3) For each post do I have to give min 2 constructive reviews? Plz do let me know the answers to these questions. I'm looking forward to here from other members. Bye
  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, Ashwini!

    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. Fife

    Fife Senior Member

    Oct 25, 2012
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    Hi Ashwini.

    Congratulations on your previous writing. That is already much more experience than I can ever claim or imagine having at this moment! To answer your question, I have been told that you are completely welcome to post full works; however, if you plan on publishing your work, then just provide excerpts.

    Here is a post that may provide more perspectives on the issue: <does posting work here harm our chances of being published?>

    Welcome to the community.


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