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    Hello!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TurtleWriter, Nov 19, 2011.

    My name is John and I missed this forum at first. I posted in the general writing forum before... Oops! As I said in the general writing forum, I'm not a writer by profession. I have a normal job and I'm a normal guy. I've just had an idea for a novel (maybe even a series of books) that has been percolating in my head since high school. I'm now a graduate from college and starting to work on a career. I would like to write this novel on the side!

    I'm looking to write about a futuristic sci fi book set several thousands of years in the future. The human race will still exist with an extensive history at that point. They will discover other lifeforms through out the universe. They will find that the ruling structure for the universe varies by a lot more than they realized. I don't want to give away too much, but I'm looking forward to writing it!

    It's nice to meet you all!
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, John!

    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 and Cogito) 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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    Welcome, John. :)
     
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    Oh hello JOhn, you welcomed me on my welcome and I am welcoming you now... Ha ha. (Um that sounded a tad weird right? Hee hee)

    Good luck with the science fiction book. Write it all down. :)

    Catch ya' on the forums. :)
     
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    Welcome.
     
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    Thanks gigi!
     

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