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    Can We Be Friends, Huh? How Does That Sound, Eh - Sound Good? ;)

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by B. Olson West, Oct 2, 2012.

    Hello, dearest reader, my name isn't important so I'll keep it to myself. But, because you've gotta call me something, let it, my name, be B. Yeah, that’s good - B, call me B.

    Pah-ha, ha, I'm in college right now, and in-between quarters. So, naturally, I'm spending my newly-acquired me-time getting some major writing done. A few weeks ago, I started a character-driven science and military-fiction space epic. I've, dare I say, gotten in the characters' heads pretty well in spite of me, for once, not making notes on their personalities.

    To say it's going well would be an understatement, but, simultaneously, it's been kind of a . . . pain. I've recently gotten a hold on my writing style. Now, I'm not sure if my infrequent use of descriptors, my long-but-necessary interactions between characters, or my world-building is boring. Life has a problem with letting you solve one problem, and then adding ten more in its ashes before there's time to break wind.

    Anyhoo, I'm a self-taught writer, who, thanks to my distaste for socializing and sunlight, has spent, roughly, most of the last four years writing, researching, and reading. Having said that, and because I, too, need it, I'd like to take this opportunity to offer my help however, whenever, and wherever needed.

    I hope we can be friends, you and I. :)
     
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    Welcome to the writingforums. I also a new member and I am enjoying it here. Hope you will too.
     
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    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

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    Welcome to Writing Forums, B!

    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 requirments. 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.


    Banzai
     
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    B, you sound exciting. :cool: Welcome. xD
     
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    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

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    Welcome.
     

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