1. Alexz7272

    Alexz7272 Member

    Jul 10, 2012
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    Longmont, CO

    Labas! (As we say in Lithuanian 'Hello!")

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Alexz7272, Jul 10, 2012.

    My name is Aleksandra. I am new (obviously) to this website and honestly to any website like this. I have always been way too shy to share my stories or ideas with anyone so this is my attempt to get some healthy feedback or to share my ideas! My English professor is actually the reason I decided to join this website, after I submitted a story for my class she approached me afterwards to ask for permission to read it to my class and others because she liked the way I wrote. At first I said no but she worked me over for about a week and I actually got a lot of good feedback from fellow students. English is my third language, Lithuanian and Russian being my first and second so it was a huge compliment to me. An mainly that is the reason I have been so shy to share any of my stories. I believe this is the first step towards enhancing my writing skill and allowing my creativity to go wild! Thank you and I look forward to getting to know all of you!

    -Aleks :)
  2. Banzai

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

    Mar 31, 2007
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Aleks!

    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, 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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