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    From the seventh circle of HELL... new member, new(ish) writer...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by blahfeld, Mar 22, 2013.

    Hello all,

    I always wanted to write. Seriously write. When I was younger I had other things on my mind, and needed to pay the bills - like most young people. Consequently writing took a back seat. Then I got married and had kids, and everything (including my own sanity) went in the back.

    I'm not willing to wait any longer. 37 aint old, but old enough. The bills, ever larger, still need paying but I can start writing in my spare time. I've decided that writing is something I really want to do, and do properly, and I want to get started now. I have no shortage of ideas - in fact one problem I know I will have is deciding which ones to work on!

    My interest - in terms of writing - is almost exclusively in fiction novels. No interest in poetry (though I have dabbled in song lyrics, which I consider similar). Fantasy fiction, science fiction, suspense, horror.

    That's my brief intro. I'll put more in my bio later :)

    Looking forward to participating in these forums. It looks like a very active community.
     
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    Hi, blahfeld (love the name, by the way)! And welcome to the forum. It is an active community - lots of fun to be had here!
     
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    Hey there! Welcome the the forums. I hope you find what you seek. :)
     
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    Welcome! And a heads-up since you wanna write seriously - never, ever, EVER say you wanna write "fiction novels" :rolleyes: It should be self-explanatory as to why.
     
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    Welcome, Blah!

    Like Mckk, "fiction novels" jumped out at me, too. Blame the kids, who took your sanity. My kids (especially my youngest) took mine, too.
     
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    Ernst Stavro Blahfeld?
     
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    Thank's for the welcome, peeps :)

    Point taken re. the redundancy of "fiction novels", lol - I meant novels as opposed to short stories or other forms of fiction.

    (And "Blahfeld" wasn't originally a Bond reference, but I'm happy to claim so retrospectively!)
     
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    Hi Blahfeld, welcome on board.
     
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    Wasn't the vilain named Blofeld?
     
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    Yes rebel, but it sounds the same :)

    Welcome to the forums Blahfeld :D
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, blahfeld!

    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!

    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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