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    Hello Community!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Hurin, Sep 11, 2012.

    Hello people. I'm Hurin (Obviously not my real name, Hurin exists in the Tolkien universe: I do enjoy a bit of anonymity) I'm new to the forums. I'm a 17 year old male from the UK. I've always been interested in literature, but got much heavily into it as of recently. Of course, I've always read books growing up, but I never looked to the creative aspects of writing, I just preferred to be the 'audience' per say. But a couple of months ago I discovered Nietzsche. That changed my whole outlook on life, and I suddenly got creative urges to write poetry. I then found Edgar Allan Poe and so on, and I started to write more and more poetry. Now I read poetry and write poetry almost every day, have done for a few months now. And I'm thoroughly enjoying it.

    That's the stage I'm at now. Reading and writing a lot.

    Don't really know what else to say... My hero is Jim Morrison (A fantastic poet), Uhhh, so... Hello people, hope to see you about!
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Hurin!

    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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    Hello Hurin,

    Welcome to WritingForums! So nice to hear that you are getting an early start with writing and poetry. Keep it up!

    I only joined this community a few days ago, and I am enjoying it tremendously. It takes a few days to find where all the nuggets are but having found some hot places, I am learning more and faster here than any book could have done. You picked the right forums!

    Herman
     
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    Thanks for the welcomes guys. And I read all your information Banzai, I hope to use the forums properly.

    Thanks.
     

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