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    Fish use computers now

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by FishUnitNo.6, Apr 14, 2013.

    Hi all, I'm Lee I'm a twenty four years old and I am currently unemployed so sorry no fancy job. :(

    I've joined up so I can rekindle a spark I had for writing before the last turning point in my life. Before I got into my first serious relationship I was writing and working on my own fantasy novel every night and racked up something around five hundred pages before deciding it was going nowhere and giving up. Since I left it and wiped the computer it was on I've never gone back to it because I've never felt creative or happy enough to well until recently. I'm now in my second serious relationship and this one allows me some free time and space to be my own person and write again. Sorry about the rant but I just wanted to make it clear that if I seem a little rusty or "slow" it's because I feel like I'm learning everything all over again. I'm really looking forward to talking with like minded people and seeing if I can't rack up another few hundred pages in the future.
     
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    welcome fish

    Even though you've deleted a hard drive, through Linux programmes, you can still retrieve word docs... They are not actually deleted completely, more screwed up in a ball and buried. It'd be a pity to waste 500 pages of sweat and toil...
     
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    yeah I'm fairly techy and know my way around recovering files and things but that was back in 2009 so I can't even begin to think where the HDD might be these days. It is sad now to think that it's gone but at the same time the original ideas are still there it just means alot of hard work to get them back out and hopefully better than before.
     
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    no worries - I've got my first book on a 3.5 inch floppy! It must be 20 years since I've even seen a floppy drive:( Oh well, when I'm rich and famous and dead, my grandchildren might did it out and display it the Erebh Museum of Classic Lit

    You're in the right place anyway!
     
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    Floppy disks still exist? But all jokes aside, welcome to the forum Fish. If you ever post anything in the WW, let me know and I'll give you my thoughts on it.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Lee!

    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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