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    Greetings from Holland!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Fluffywolf, Jul 29, 2012.

    Hi all, I bet there aren't many people here with a native tongue other than English, but I'm here so I might be wrong about that. :p

    I'm a twenty-nine year old Entrepreneur/Family company man, with somewhat limited free time. Or at the very least my life is anything but consistent as a result. But I've always been a bit of an aspiring writer. When writing fiction I prefer English over my native language.

    In my early twenties I've been part of a few role playing communities, but the past six or so years I've been a bit out of touch with my creative self.

    Last week I've found a bit more time on my hands, business is in a bit of a rut, not much to do for the moment and nothing that can be done about it. So much free time in fact that I had enough time that I could do all I wanted to do and had plenty of time left to spare.
    As a result of boredom, I started writing out of the blue. No direction in mind or anything of that sort, experiencing the story that I write as I am writing it. I linked it on a personality forum I'm active on as I was writing it, just to get some comments on it, and got some positive reviews.

    Considering I started it all rather half-assed, I started thinking maybe I should try and develop my ability.

    Anyhow, I did a google search and found these forums. So here I am, hoping to find some worth-while critique and to learn a bit about writing fiction. :)
     
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    Hmm, I'd love to get a few eyes on the bit I've written so far, but it says I need to give two constructive reviews first.

    I don't think I am capable of giving anyone constructive reviews on writing at this point and don't want to negatively influence anyone with an opinion that might not be worth someones time. I'm pretty new to writing!

    What to do. :(
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Fluffywolf!

    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

    P.S. Inexperience is not a factor in reviewing. You can say whether you liked/didn't like a piece, what you did/didn't like, and how you might make it better if you didn't. That's really all that's required :)
     
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    Hmm, alright. I'll read some pieces and see if I might have anything to say about them then. :)
     

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