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    Embarking on the Journey of Writing

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Unchained, Jun 26, 2012.

    Hi guys! I'm not very good with internet introductions, as they feel awkward to write, so I'll keep this post short.

    Writing is slowly becoming a passion of mine. Specifically, creative writing catches my eye and heart, bringing me into a whole new world. Essay writing is the main stuff I do at school, and to me, a student, it's quite laborious. Essays have a much more concrete structure that is to be adhered to than, say, a story. However, I feel that both a story and an essay are tools used for the same purpose: to convey an idea to the reader.

    In my opinion, stories are the most beautiful form of art, because they immerse the reader into a new world. The journey into this new world develops the reader themselves; they learn new things and their eyes become opened to new philosophies.

    There are so many instances of me changing my view on life based on the current story I am reading. It's interesting and exciting that a bunch of words on paper can impact me far more than the conversations I experience in day-to-day life.

    And so, I come to this creative writing forum for two reasons:
    to improve my high school grades in English (if I don't achieve this, it will be impossible for me to enter the Extension 2 Course, which is basically where students are given the year to complete a 'major creative work')
    and to strengthen the connection between the thoughts in my mind and the words that subsequently appear on paper, allowing me to clearly express what my heart wishes to say.


    Alright, so enough rambling. I hope have the dedication to continuously contribute to this community. Passion, I have; dedication and commit, I hope I'll learn.
     
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    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Unchained!

    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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    Thanks, Banzai.

    I already read the info on the mechanics of the 'Writing Workshop'. It's a very neat idea that addresses the problem of countless people posting their own work yet never reading others, resulting in pages of clutter with no reviews. I'm quite new to reviewing others work, so I hope I don't offend or mislead writers into a negative direction. I have this feeling that by following my advice, writers could be taking a step back rather than steps forward. Nonetheless, I'll try my hardest into making my reviews helpful and critical. In doing so, I'm sure I'll engulf myself in varieties of unique writing styles, and hence further developing and understanding my own.
     
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    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

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