1. PlotDeviceManager
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    Hello, Hello!

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

    Hi, my name is Sam. I am proud to join the forum and offer greetings and such. How's it goin'? How's ya mama?

    Now a little about me.

    I started really reading in about 4th grade, and I have only recently slowed down (I have my own school age kid now). I never thought of writing as something fun really, though I find a lot of joy in it. It is simply something I have to do. I have never published a thing, and of the (I don't know, billion?) stories I've started, I've finished five. English and Art class were the only class I got A's in; I failed out of high school and got a GED. The first real day of 9th grade, we had to read a story called Cold Equations; I've never felt the same about literature since. It was like seeing the dark, maggoty underbelly of writing. From that moment on, I had no other choice but to write. I hope that some day, it bears fruit. Or cash.

    My favorite author is Stephen King because I like his characters and his horror scares the shit out of me. Horror is my favorite genre; all of fantasy/fiction is second. I don't like vampires; I'm more of a werewolf person. I have no interest in The Hunger Games because I hated Battle Royale; it blows. I love the The Lord of the Rings movies, but think the book is long and boring as hell. Incidentally, I read The Hobbit when I was really young and for years, I had no idea what the Lord of the Rings was. Finally, when a friend told me about it, I said, quite confidently, "No, you're wrong. That ring Bilbo found was just an invisiblity ring. It has nothing to do with this stupid book." I am so glad that this incident happened about five years before the movies came out and I don't know that person anymore. What an embarassing conversation that would have been!

    I recently started writing (something I thought was a throw away time killer) and fear that I am now totally infected with this story. I can see the things happening in my mind, the characters chase me around, talking to me all day. If for whatever reason I actually finish what I have started, it will be a three novel series. I may never so much as have a first draft, but I am afraid that this story will haunt me until I die. I'm sort of liking the idea so far.

    That's it. It was a pleasure to meet you. Have a good one.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Sam!

    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
     
  3. MindTheGap
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    Favourite author is Stephen King, eh? Excellent choice!! :) He's mine as well.
     

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