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    Hello from the Steel City

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Marcus_Geiser_Sr, Sep 25, 2012.

    Hello

    I am 39 and have always had a passion for writing. Until recently I was stifling the urge and not really doing anything about it. I was self conscious and didn't want to allow anyone a glimpse of what I thought may be potentially embarrassing. Today I really don't care what anyone thinks. I am who I am, a work in progress. I guess I consider myself a rough draft! I write for myself as a release and as a form of expression. I am working on a story that may develop into a novel at some point in my life. I really enjoy just getting on my laptop and creating a work from a blank page. It doesn't matter if it is a short story about an event, something I am feeling or a how to piece. I starting writing for an article service and when they were accepted it was satisfying.

    I have a blog and it is really just a depository for my ramblings. I created it as a way to post my work and see what people think.I hope to someday look back and see progress. In the future once I learn a little about proper forum usage I may post a link and hopefully get some feedback. I want to work on the craft and hope I can get some help here as well as be of help to others.

    Oh ya GO STEELERS!
     
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    Welcome to the forum.

    I promise not to start any one-upmanship contests concerning whether our Steel City, Sheffield, is better than yours! :)
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Marcus!

    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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    Thank you for the warm welcomes. I love the forum so far and hope to contribute what I can. I really enjoy taking part in forums as I personally think they are one of the greatest parts of the internet.
     

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