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    Hello from Edinburgh

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Vworp, Oct 4, 2012.

    I didn't notice the introduction section and went ahead and started two threads. My apologies.

    Basically, I am interested in writing high-brow novels about people and society. My favourite genres are thriller, science-fiction and fantasy, although I don't want to write "pulp"; it's very important to me that my work is intelligent and stimulating. My model is Red Dwarf - something that uses extreme situations to "unravel" a small group of characters.

    Right now I am working on my first novel (about 90% through) and have ideas for two more after this one.

    I hope I can be of help to people on this forum.
     
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    Sounds good! Hope you finish the last 10% of your novel as well. Welcome.
     
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    Welcome from an fellow Burgher. This is a great site, where the advice flows freely and the welcome is bright. I'm sure you'll find your time here inspiring, I know I do.
     
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    Hey, welcome! Nice to see some more Scots about. I'm from Stirling actually but studying at Glasgow Uni.
     
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    Welcome. I'm looking forward to a story where McSweens vegetarian haggis turns out to be a plot to take over the world.
     
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    Welcome to the forum.
     
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    Thanks to everyone for your greetings!

    Thromnambular, are you a grammar Nazi too, or did I just ask for it? Thanks for the corrections. I see now that "be" is (actually a lot) more correct in that context than "is".
     
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    While I remember, only 5 hours till Red Dwarf X. Excited or apprehensive?
     
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    Both, Daggers! I was burned by s7 and s8!
     
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    I was justsimply bored, grammar Nazi though I am. hehehe
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Vworp!

    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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