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    Hello

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JHockey, Apr 13, 2012.

    Hi,

    My name is Jonathan. I live in the UK, West Midlands. I have written short stories and poems. I have plenty of ideas. So many interesting things to explore. I'm on here to share thoughts, experiences, learn a few things, and to work on my writing technique.

    My main genre of interest when it comes to stories is science fiction, and this is what I am mainly working on. Although I also have some interest in horror and supernatural works.

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    With poetry any and every subject can be of interest.

    Will be nice to get to know some people on here, and hopefully learn a few things :)
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    Welcome to the forums Johnathan. It's good to meet you. I have an interest in science fiction too, but I do like my fantasy and horror.
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    Hey! I'm Corgz!
    I like writing novels (I never finish them though -_- )
    and I love a bit of Action, thriller and science fiction!

    Horror is okay... but really any book with gore in it is great!
    :) Welcome to the forums!
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Johnathan!

    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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    Thanks for the welcome, horror is good yes, fantasy also. Good to see some people who like similar genres to myself. I do like reading horrors that kind of thing, but not so good at the writing of it. Really have to build up the suspense and atomosphere with them and it is not easy. Form is crucial with horror I think, whilst science fiction can be more about content which tends to suit me better.
    Any writing that makes you think and use your imagination is good I suppose.

    Thanks for the information on the rules of the forum, I can see why rules like that would be put in place to maintain the quality of the site so that sounds like a good thing.
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