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How did you find YWS?

The YWS Tumblr!
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The YWS Twitter!
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Good Old Google!
A Friend Told Me!
The YWS Facebook!
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I'll tell you in the thread!
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Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:25 pm
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Big Brother says...

How did you find your internet writing home? Vote, and talk about those fond first memories below!

Note that if you found YWS through the social media sites, do not share yours in this thread or anywhere on the site. ;)

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Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:13 pm
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Sheyren says...

Sisters are basically just advanced friends, right?
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521 Reviews


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Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:31 pm
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Jaybird says...

My dad knew how much I loved writing, so he tried finding me a site that I would like. He eventually stumbled upon YWS, and I've been here ever since then!
stop trying.
take long walks. look at scenery. doze off at noon.
don’t even think about flying.
and then, pretty soon,
you’ll be flying again.

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Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:15 am
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Iggy says...

@Mickixoxo brought me here <3 I miss you, friend!
“I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then."
- Lewis Carroll

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83 Reviews

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Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:38 am
RavenLord says...

I was looking for a writers website to post my works on. I was young and innocent, hadn't really been on stuff like this before. My mom found this site and told me about it.
"Fear not, for you are found. You are home, and there is no going back. No one leaves this place. But what is this place? The answer in Sakaar. Surrounded by cosmic gateways, Sakaar lives on the edge of the known and unknown."

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Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:46 am
LittleLee says...

My mom told me about the site when she was just surfing through online writing sites for me to join...
I'd rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I'm not.

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Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:23 am
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deleted21 says...

Well, on a fine summer morning I was happily reading this local monthly magazine we get and there was this feature titled like, “Best online sites for young writers” (or something similar, was years ago, I don’t remember the exact words) and just like that! Came to know about YWS!

Honestly though, sometimes I wish I had never found out about YWS in the first place for ever so many reasons but I am really grateful for all the ways this amazing site helped me improve which is an ongoing process!

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Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:24 pm
BlueFeltrix says...

Actually, my dad was going through Google trying to find writing websites for me and that lead him to YWS, so he suggested that I join, so I did.
Intrepid Explorer
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Kind of a Big Deal

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Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:48 pm
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wordwing says...

@eccedentesiast same! After giving up on wattpad because it sucks, I typed in best writing websites and YWS was the one that caught my eye. Of course, I have tried others but to me, this one is the best:). Ah, good ol' google.

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452 Reviews

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Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:09 pm
Querencia says...

Thanks to @fortis for bringing me to the site. ;) c: one of my best decisions!
>Previously Falconer<

All I want is to write and be happy. c:

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Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:28 am
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niteowl says...

Hard to believe, but 13 years ago I was on (a mostly pay-to-play that really hasn't evolved since like 1999) when I decided to follow a link from some guy named @Nate to his new writing forum. I immediately spammed the site with my crappy work (um, sorry lol) and was hooked. I floated in and out of the site for several years, but came back full-force I think because of an anniversary email in 2012. So awesome to see how much the site has grown and so hard to believe I'm still here 13 years later (even if I've been mostly MIA lately).
"You do ill if you praise, but worse if you censure, what you do not understand." Leonardo Da Vinci


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Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:12 am
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Meshugenah says...

In November of 2004, Nate was spamming websites with the link to YWS. He got a few (ok, all) of the friends I'd made on this teeny tiny site made up of a handful of other teenagers (I was 15 at this point), and they dragged me here. Basically.
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(Sadistic Perplexion of Everyone's Wits)

Medieval Lit! Come here to find out who Chaucer plagiarized and translated - and why and how it worked in the late 1300s.

I <3 Rydia

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299 Reviews

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Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:55 am
TheSilverFox says...

By the power of Google!

(I searched around for a while until I found this site and thought, "huh, this is better/more welcoming than the others I've seen, may as well join it.")
S'io credesse che mia risposta fosse
a persona che mai tornasse al mondo,
questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse.
Ma per ciò che giammai di questo fondo
non tornò vivo alcun, s'i' odo il vero,
senza tema d'infamia ti rispondo.

Inferno, Canto 27, l 61-66.

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Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:48 pm
zaminami says...

basically I was searching the web and found this thing with a bunch of writing websites in them. but still, technically it wasn't google :wink: it was safari.

also, I introduced @Saruka, @Flumadiddle, @UndertaleGirl0324, @NeonCam, and @DawnLight31 to the site. UTG and NC are never on, but Saruka and E.E. are constantly on :D

so yeah.

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Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:00 pm
DeerInBacPac says...

Thanks to Kara, I found YWS. Best thing to ever happen. Well, expcept for @LordTachanka. :3

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