1. Discordant
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    Hello

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Discordant, Feb 9, 2012.

    Hello to everyone! :)

    I was looking for an interesting and helpful writing resource on the web and stumbled upon you guys. I'm looking forward to learning from you and hopefully contributing the occasional useful tidbit as well. I've already found Cogito's blog on dialogue as well as his link to Agent Query to be quite informative. My thanks!

    Back in high school and college I enjoyed writing short stories and poems, but soon found little time for it in the everyday chaos of life. Other than writing a short play, I've never really gotten back to it until now. I'm braving the waters again, this time at the deep end, trying my hand at a fantasy novel.

    I've read the rules, and it all sounds good to me.

    Until next time!
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Discordant!

    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 to the website Discordant!
    If you have any questions or need any help feel free to PM me and I will answer them to the best of my knowledge. You have found a great resource for sure. I am quite new myself and have already absorbed tons of information, while having fun along the way.
     
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    Thanks for the warm welcome, and I appreciate the offer. There's tons here to read through. I'm looking forward to it. :)
     
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    Welcome to the forums, Discordant! I'm sure you'll have a fantastic time here.
     

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