1. Matt Larson

    Matt Larson New Member

    Nov 6, 2012
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    Bemidji, Minnesota, USA

    My Introduction Post

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Matt Larson, Nov 7, 2012.

    Hi, I'm Matt.

    Wow. That was pretty intense. Glad it's over.

    I'm here because I used the ever-helpful Google search engine to find a forum that would help me improve my writing skills. I recently started blog/news site where I write articles that are, hopefully, funny and entertaining. It has been a while since my last writing class, and I'm feeling a bit rusty, so I want to join a community that can help me improve in every area of writing. In my search, this site seemed to be the most active forum, and so here I am.

    I do have a question for anyone who feels like answering. Is this site mostly focused on story writing, or does a more news-styled writing have a place?

    And that is it. That is my introduction post. I hope it was not too painful a read, and I hope to find this site to be a very enjoyable and useful community.

    Now I'm off to peruse through more posts.

    Thanks for reading!
  2. peachalulu

    peachalulu Member Reviewer Contributor

    May 20, 2012
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    occasionally Oz , mainly Canada
    Hi Matt welcome. The site is story oriented but there is a place to post non-fiction / journalistic pieces!
  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, Matt! (Nice name, by the way!)

    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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