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    Hello there!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Patrick Bade, Sep 3, 2012.

    Hi everyone,

    I'm Patrick, 24 years old, living near Cologne in Germany and starting my postgraduate studies this month. Google helped me discovering this forum, and after a first peek I'm now sure that this is exactly what I need for my purposes.

    A few months ago, I started planning and writing a fantasy novel in English, and since I'm not a native speaker this forum will support me in improving my language skills. I hope so at least. Well, I'm very curious to find out if I can actually find my way into creative writing and write something that satisfies not only people who attained English language skills in school. And that's exactly why I'm already in love with this forum and can hardly await the time when I will be able to post the first excerpt of my novel.

    In the meantime, I will hopefully be able to support your writing attempts and help you out in various ways by giving creative ideas of mine.

    Greetz :)
     
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    losthawken Author J. Aurel Guay Role Play Moderator Contributor

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    Welcome Bade,

    Its so great to have members from across the globe represented here! What field are you studying in your thesis? We'll be looking forward to that excerpt!

    ~Losthawken
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Patrick!

    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! I studied Media Management (bachelor degree) and my thesis was about the influence of Crowdsourcing on the recipient's product evaluation. I've been interested in media and their mechanics for a long time, and somewhere in the process of becoming familiar with them, I began to feel the urge to create my own. But writing is especially fun and I really hope my novel, regardless of it's actual quality, will be finished someday.
     
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    Wow, I don't even know what Crowdsourcing is! :) I'm trying to finish up my graduate degree in Molecular Biology. I find actual science to be a great inspiration for science fiction and even fantasy. I agree, finishing a novel is an accomplishment in itself and one I've yet to attain. I've set my own novel aside for a while and focused on short stories to work on my skills and feed my need for instant gratification :)

    Good luck, we'll see you around the site!
     

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