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    Hello from a hopeful novice

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by andyscribe, Jul 7, 2012.

    Hello

    I've dabbled with writing as a hobby and a way of organising my thoughts for as long as I can remember.

    I've always loved swapping stories and messing around with the English language.


    I've been teaching English as a Foreign Language around Asia for the last 10 years which has honed my grammar skills and supplied me with tons of material and the time to write. Unfortunately, it pays terribly.

    As it's become blatantly obvious at the age of 42, that I'm not going to become a professional footballer, I'm determined instead to make a living from my other passion, writing.

    I'm looking forward to sharing stories, opinions and skills with som fellow writers and i'm hoping to pick up a few tips along the way.

    For the record, I'm pretty thick skinned and can take criticism of my writing on the chin as long as it's constructive.

    Hope to get you know you all better

    Andy
     
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    Welcome Andy - I like your intro!
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Andy!

    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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