1. Dave W.
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    Dave W. New Member

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    Hello

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dave W., Feb 13, 2012.

    Hello my name is Dave and I have just ran across this site and found it very interesting.

    I am an engineer, married with a boy and a second one coming next week. I am certainly not the next Hemmingway so I am here to read and learn.

    I consider myself an advanced technical writer, but again I am here to improve my writing. I would love to have a way to write for fun.

    Cheers.
     
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    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Dave!

    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 forums, Dave!
     
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    Hi Dave,

    I'm in engineering too. I run my own small machine shop. Glad you would like to write for fun. It can be a good counter to the solemnity of engineering.

    Your new son is like a blank book. His days are the pages. It will be partially up to you to help him fill the pages with a happy story. Eventually he will learn to fill in the pages himself. He will learn how and what to write from you.
    Dave, the best writers don't just write on paper, they write on peoples hearts.

    May God grant you what it takes to be a great writer.

    Cheers
     
  5. Dave W.
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    Thank you for the warm welcome.
     

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