1. John La Rock
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    A warm hello to you all!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by John La Rock, May 1, 2013.

    As you can see, I'm new and wanted to say a big hello to you all!

    A little about myself, I'm from England. I'm a 29 year old university graduate in Criminology and a big fan of the crime/thriller/police genre. I have a lot of ideas and I'm wanting to get a few down on paper to hopefully resemble a short story or a short book of sorts. So I'm looking to pick the brains of those in the know :)

    In turn I'm more then happy to extend my knowledge to those who want any help, about anything criminal related. Along side my criminology degree, I have also heavily studied elements of organized crime. So you can see the path my ideas would like to go...

    Anyway, hope to be involved with all of you over my time here!

    Kind regards
     
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    Question: Did you become a crime writer because you majored in criminology or did you major in criminology because you wanted to become a crime writer? ;)

    That's a joke, although I am interested to know if one came first.

    I hope you find what you're looking for here, and I'm sure your skills will be a welcomed addition to the forum.
     
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    Hi John, welcome on board!

    I did an eight week forensic course, run by a retired detective, at the local library - fascinating stuff. I too would love to write crime, but don't feel I know enough about the subject to write about it in a believable way. Good Luck with the writing!
     
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    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

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    Welcome to Writing Forums, John!

    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. The requirements of the Writing Workshop don't apply to the contests, so new members are allowed (nay, encouraged!) to get stuck in and enter! We also have a growing short story club (think book club, but with short stories!), which you can find stickied in the Book Discussion forum.

    If you have any questions or problems, then the moderators (myself, 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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