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    Greetings, from an amateur writer

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Geogkrt, Jul 14, 2012.

    I'm not very skilled at writing these, "introduction threads" so I'll make this as brief as I possibly can, while inserting random facts about myself that are barely related to each other. I am from the UK and enjoy studying/interpreting the stories from books, movies, television shows, music and video games. I talk a lot while watching movies, being the critical person I am, and usually over-analyze everything. I enjoy writing, otherwise being here would be a waste of time, and like the fantasy and mystery genres the most, usually incorporating both into my personal works. I'd say my flaws with writing are; the creation of believable dialogue, overuse of commas and naming characters.

    So maybe these things may be discussed and improved in the several sections of the forum, and I will also be posting my own works as I develop them, but not before reviewing other people's.

    Thank you, if you read this, but I can't say much if you didn't, because you'll not see this message either.
     
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    Welcome to the group Geogkrt!
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Geogkrt!

    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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    Welcome to the forums, Geogkrt.

    I completely sympathise with the difficulty of naming characters, and I imagine it's far worse when writing fantasy novels, what with them having weird and wonderful names. It's the same with place names as well; I'll write something like, "He strode towards the sign and examined the message. 'Welcome to ....................." and then I'll just sit there for ten minutes trying to think of a name for the place. Frustrating.

    I liked your introduction, though, and I look forward to reading your work.
     

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