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    Hello all :)

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AlexCallaghan, Jun 8, 2012.

    Hi,
    I'm a maths student in London, but I love to write! (Surprise, surprise) Im not sure how good I am but I enjoy writing irregardless. At the minute Im writing a fictional historical novel series, or I should say Im doing research for a historical novel series (which is taking forever). Feel free to say hi back :D
    Alex
     
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    Oh a history novelist! Which Era are you doing? :) or is it in the present where the protagonist is searching through the past?
     
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    Hi Alex
    I'm new too! Looks like a good forum though - I was recommended this one by a friend. I'm an accountant who enjoys writing - so we're sort of similar I guess. If I'm honest, I prefer writing to accountancy - unless I can find some way to combine the two...? A crime-busting accountant maybe???
     
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    Well, there's no accounting for tastes...




    :)
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Alex!

    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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    Very good.
    wish I had a witty reply - but then I'd be the first funny accountant in history
     
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    No problem. After all, accountants are discouraged from being creative with their books. I hope you enjoy the transition.


    Alex, welcome to you as well. I started out as a math major myself, before I switched my major to chemistry, and long before I jumped professions to software engineering.

    I'm always glad to see writers for whom math is not just another four letter word.
     
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    Hey, Church9832 its set in different time periods, 5 overall. Ladylello - a crime busting accountant would definetly be original :)
    Thanks for the replies guys,
    Alex
     
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    Welcome Alex :)
     

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