1. Ferdinand&Alfonso

    Ferdinand&Alfonso Member

    Aug 14, 2012
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    Hello, everybody. :D

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ferdinand&Alfonso, Aug 14, 2012.

    Hmm, let's see. How do I do this?

    1. I've never joined a writers forum before. I have stuff posted on two different writing sights, but as for forums, I've joined a tarantula forum and hermit crab forum, comic forums and random forums, but never a writing forum.

    2. As far as I know, I've been coming up with stories for as long as I can remember but the earliest piece of writing of mine that I have to day is from when I was 7--and it's like a paragraph long, soo...

    3. Most of what I write is science fiction. I don't like fantasy much--I'm not not the type for elves and fairies and whatnot, so suffice to say that I found The Hobbit and the entire Lord of the Rings series a little...out of my range of comfort. Supernatural, too, isn't really my thing. Although I used to write a lot about dragons, I haven't done much of that in a while. I guess I'm just the robots-and-time-travel type. :)

    4. I absolutely can NOT write without music. It's a physical incapability.

    5. My favorite characters are the kind that in any normal, average situation you would NOT find yourself identifying with. The outcasts, the crazy people, the slightly-off, and the forgotten. But one thing I have learned as a writer is that you can't be picky. You have to take people for who they are, and characters are no different. You can't just pretend the world is full of nice, moral people, and at the same time you don't need to focus on the evil in the world because there's always plenty of that. I like as much diversity as I can get, and though it drives me crazy, that usually means my stories have 20+ characters... :) The more the merrier!

    6. You can always tell how important a character is to me by his name. The John's and the Steve's of my books are never going to be the ones on the cover. The stranger the name, the more fun it is to say, the better.

    7. I'm a synesthete. Synesthesia is a disorder where people's senses get mixed up. For some people, it means tasting colors or seeing music--yeah, that parts not science fiction. A common thing with synesthetes is for them to associate different symbols (letters, numbers) with colors. Some actually SEE these colors when they look at a matching letter. I don't see them physically, but whenever I see a letter, I always tend to think of the color associated with it. And with me, each letter has a personality. That means that when I name a character, depending on their temperment, their name will usually start with a letter whose matching personality fits that of the character. People with names starting in D are usually calm, sympathetic and patient. K's and H's, however, make a fiery character. No, I'm not crazy. It's just what I do. :)

    8. My username is Ferdinand&Alfonso, but I'm actually a girl. Ferdinand and Alfonso are the names of the main protagonists in one of my old story ideas. They're (are you ready for it) time traveling salesmen. Yup...needless to say, the idea never took off. History was never my favorite subject. When I tell stories about time travel, I like to stick to the future, where everything is up to me!

    That's about it. Thanks for reading. I can't wait to start posting!
  2. Bell City Fires

    Bell City Fires Member

    Jul 29, 2012
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    [outdated reference] Hi Dr. Nick! [/outdated Simpsons reference that was a stretch to begin with]

    I've always wondered what teal smelled like. Hope you find these forums helpful and inspirational.
  3. Banzai

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

    Mar 31, 2007
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    Reading, UK
    Welcome to Writing Forums, Ferdinand&Alfonso!

    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.


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