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    Greetings!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dudlite, Jan 11, 2013.

    Hello everyone, I am a 23 year old computer science student, who is getting back into writing. I haven't written anything apart from soulless, drawn out university papers on boring topics such as programming design methodologies (spew) since high school and I am planning on learning how to craft my ideas into the stories, I have always wanted to write! I have 16 months left till I have finished studying and have set a goal for myself to write a novel based on rough ideas that have come to me over the years. I need to do a huge amount of work on basic concepts before I am ready to create the story I want, but what better place to learn than a writing forum?

    Anyway, you will see me around, posting reviews, random questions and eventually posting my own work for critique. I look forward to talking to you soon!

    Dave :):D;).
     
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    Welcome, Dave!

    Just a thought -- since you're lucky enough to still be a university student, does your school by any chance offer any creative or fiction writing courses? Your tuition probably covers up to 18 or even 21 credits, and if you have credits available, you might be able to sneak in a class (sometimes even at night, if your university offers classes to the general public, as well as to enrolled students.) I only mention this because once your out of the university environment, it becomes hard to justify spending the additional $$ for writing classes, and often university students don't think about taking other classes for 'fun' that aren't related to their degree.

    In any event, glad you're here.
     
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    Thanks for the welcome chicagoliz.

    Luckily next semester I am short one paper, so was thinking about sitting some form of writing class, which would count as my non science paper towards my degree. Also there are some classes available during summer school I was looking at :)

    Cheers Dave.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Dave!

    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.

    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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    Hello Dave, welcome to the forums.
     

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