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    Hello everyone!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kallocide, Jan 21, 2013.

    Hey there! My name is Kallocide, and I'm an English major from California. I've been an avid reader for many years, but I've only recently taken an interest in creative writing. That being said, I'm excited to have the opportunity to both share my work and read all of yours in the hopes of developing my own writing skills and growing into a more mature writer.

    My favorite books include: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit
    Aside from reading, I enjoy both exercising and playing video games for hours on end.
    Some titles that I hold very dear to my gaming heart include: the Bioshock, Portal, Halo, and Half-Life series; along with Dishonored and Braid.

    Anyhow, that's enough for now. I can't wait to get started!

    Cheers!
     
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    hello :)
     
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    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Kallocide!

    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. The requirements of the Writing Workshop don't apply to the contests, so new members are allowed (nay, encouraged!) to get stuck in and enter!

    If you have any questions or problems, then the moderators (myself, 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 and welcome.
     
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    Hi Kallocide:

    I'm always curious about how folks come up with their online names. You've got a creative one.

    Welcome to the forum. I look forward to reviewing your first post.

    auntiebetty
     

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