Jacques (lacombe) wrote in linguaphiles,
Jacques
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Invitation to join Brigits_Flame

G'day, all!

Two orders of business:

1.

I'm having a hyphen-related debate with a member of a different writing community. They're saying that "spell-check" is a proper and perfectly defensible usage, and I contest that it's not used (and that "spell check" is the correct usage). I believe that while it's possible that it's grammatically correct (hyphens can be a little loose sometimes), it's poor form. Your thoughts?

2.

I'd like to invite anyone interested in a little friendly competitive writing and editing to join in on the brigits_flame monthly writing contest! We have a great base of thoughtful, intelligent, and supportive members on the Flame. We're a great place to go to fine-tune your English skills, and we're also a very nice place to make new LJ friends and interact with caring, real people in a safe environment.

More importantly (and more relevantly to this community), we need editors! If you'd be willing to join up and volunteer to edit even one piece a week, we know a few hundred people that would appreciate it very much!

Here's a few great reasons to join brigits_flame:

1. Weekly Editing: Anyone who writes on the topic is invited to sign up for editing from two of our team of editors. They'll give you solid, constructive feedback in a thoughtful and professional fashion.

2. Motivation to Improve: With a monthly contest and 50% eliminations each week until week 4, the competition is tight! You'll have to write your best to keep in the runnings!

3. Great reading: There's some excellent stuff being presented to the community every week! If you're looking for some great reading material, this is definitely the place!

Whether you're writing fiction, poetry, fanfiction, nonfiction, or writing a memoir, your writing is welcome! We're a well-established, stable community running for its 16th month! We hope to see you there! ^_^

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