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    Ah..This is the forum I've been looking for!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by FlashFictioneer, May 11, 2013.

    Hi,

    My name is Paul Clements. Reside in Scotland in the gold 'ole U of K. Been writing thousands of words a week for many a year. Mostly journalistic, factual sort of stuff. Recently stopped doing that but my love of writing needs to be satisfied so I thought I'd try my hand at creative fiction. So far I have written a couple of short stories, started doing weekly flash fiction challenges on WordPress AND I've written the first 105 pages of my first longer work.

    No real plans to be the new JK Rowling or GRRM. Just want to explore what I am capable of. Feeling is the talent is in there somewhere. Writing is something I've always done and always will. Fascinated to see where it might take me. If it takes me nowhere then so be it. As long as I enjoy the journey I'll keep at it.

    Hope to speak to many of you over the coming months and years.

    Cheers,

    Paul Clements
     
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    Hi Paul, welcome aboard!
     
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    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Paul!

    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.


    Banzai
     

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