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    First Timer.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Zico Cozier, Nov 26, 2012.

    I'm a young guy who grew up on a small island in the Caribbean called Trinidad. Now I live in France where I'm studying international relations. As time goes by however, it's becoming more and more clear to me that this probably isn't the path I'm supposed to take in life. I've always got long elaborate storylines running through my mind, some of which I've been developing for years. I withdraw into my own little fantasy worlds whenever I'm not interested by the things taking place around me. I don't have very much experience actually writing but I feel as though I owe it to myself to put pen to paper and see where it could lead me. I'm the type of person who needs to have someone review things as I go along or else I won't feel motivated to get it done. I am however way to shy to show anything i write to my friends or family. So this forum seems to me a great way to get myself motivated to write and have anonymous individuals review my efforts.

    When I was a teen, I read daily and I always topped my literature and english classes, however I almost zero experience creating stories beyond simple essay writing. So if anyone has got good tips for a total beginner or wants to offer advice in any form, I'd be more than happy to chat with you. :)
     
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    Hi. I'm using my first post to welcome you.
     
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    Awesome. I appreciate it
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Zico Cozier!

    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.

    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.


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