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    Hello from the UK

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ali, May 31, 2012.

    Hi,
    I'm 38 and have never written fiction before but have found myself for the last ten years keeping notebooks of characters and scenes that I find interesting. Finally I'm doing something about it and have just finished my first short story. It's definately the steepest part of the learning curve at the moment with its exciting moments and some tough falls too. I'm still smiling though and very happy to find this forum. I think it's what I've been looking for, so thanks for having me aboard.

    By the way, I am a seafarer by trade so you may see a definate nautical flavour to my work.

    Looking forward to reading and writing a lot on these pages.

    Kind regards

    Alex
     
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    Welcome to the forums! And, of course, the wonderful world of writing. It may be a lot of work, but it sure is worth it! Hopefully you find everything you need here!

    Britt
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Alex!

    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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    Thanks Britt, it feels like a friendly accepting atmosphere here. I hope to see you around the forums, Alex
     
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    Morning StarShine, the Earth says "Hello!"
    :)

    Welcome to WritingForums. I too am new here, but the community thus far has been of great help. They approach things professionally, unlike most forums. The criticism is unoffensive and very helpful. I've learned most of what I know from Q&A sites like Yahoo!Answers, which tend to be very unprofessional atmospheres. So, WritingForums is sure to help me reach great feats with my writing skills.

    You picked a great place to start!

    Happy writing!
     
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    Thanks, I think I have picked a good place to start...or maybe it picked me. It definately has spurred me on already and given me confidence to know there are people out there writing with silmilar problems and interests to me. Looking forward to it! Happy writing to you too
     

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