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    hello I'm Glen

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by gwilson, Mar 31, 2013.

    I'm not very comfortable standing in front of the class and introducing myself, but...I'm a native Texan, my age is 43, I'm divorced, three kids (ages 25, 23, and 17), I've been working class most of my adult life (self-employed electrician), earned an associates degree in video game development and design (mid-life crisis), started writing when I was a teen (and since then I go through phases of fiction, poetry, and art(I'm on deviantart)). My strongest literary area is poetry (but I've stopped writing poems around ten years ago - environmental issues, I needed the sort of solitude that only a bad marriage can provide.) I love science fiction in all it's mediums - love it. I've recently made up my mind that I would like to publish and am working on a SciFi adventure.

    Short List of favorites: SciFi: R. Heinlein /Fantasy: R.E. Howard /Horror: H.P. Lovecraft /Lit: G. Orwell /Ancient Lit: J. Caesar /Poetry: W.C. Williams
     
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    You have good taste. :)

    Welcome to the forums!
     
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    This is a brilliant line, and I guess I'd have to say that in that case, I'm glad you stopped writing poems.

    Welcome!
     
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    Thanks to both of you, and I do feel welcomed.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Glen!

    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 requirements. 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. The requirements of the Writing Workshop don't apply to the contests, so new members are allowed (nay, encouraged!) to get stuck in and enter!

    If you have any questions or problems, then the moderators (myself, 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.


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