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    Greetings

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by beechris50, Jul 10, 2012.

    Hi,
    My name is Chris.
    I am a new writer and trying very hard to improve my skills.
    Currently I have finished a 1st draft of my novel.
    Im currently awaiting feedback from some of my selected readers.

    I have been trying to branch into different genres but I'd say modern fiction is where I am most comfortable.
    There is lots I still have to learn and I might be spreading myself out too thin but it seems every genre is appealing to me.

    Authors I like are JG Ballard, Douglas Coupland, Bret Easton Ellis, Mark Linquist, William Gibson and much more.
    I plan on posting some of the work here on the forum and look forward to hearing your comments.
    Good or bad feedback is always of value to me.

    Thanks and I hope you will welcome me here.

    Chris
     
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    Welcome, Chris!
    What is your novel about?

    Liz
     
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    My Story is called Man Vs Sun

    My story is about a man called Neville.
    He is going through the motions of his day to day life and feels something is missing.
    Working for a super mega shopping chain, soulessly serving coffee and snacks to rude customers.
    His life seems empty and without purpose.

    Yet he has strange dreams during his sleep.
    Visions of the earth set ablaze by an inferno from the sky, himself melting within the heat of the sun and the dying of the night as it succums to the force of permenant daylight.
    It is only when a mysterious tramp starts following him around the city centre, Neville starts to unravell a great secret.
    One that connects his co-workers, his neighbourhood and even his own birth right.
    Slowly learning about a strange secret sun worshipping occult and the connections with the place he works.
    He starts to realize the world is controlled by an evil pressence; that pressence is the sun.
    Neville takes on the fight against this god like being; while still maintaining his day job.

    It sounds silly and it is silly but I can't really do it justice in just a few words. :)
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Chris!

    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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    Thanks I look forward to being on this board.
    I will make sure to try and add as much as I can to the community.
     

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