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    Hello!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by timothyjoel, Apr 28, 2012.

    Hey, my name's Tim, I'm nineteen years old and I live in Sydney, Australia. As a child, I really enjoyed reading. When I started going to high school, however, I completely lost my passion for books. At the beginning of last year I decided to re-read C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia and my passion for reading was rekindled. Nowadays, you'd be lucky to find me without a book nearby.

    I'm a terrible writer but I'm very keen to improve!
     
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    Welcome to the forum. Take a look around. If you got a mind too, throw your two cents worth in the discussions. Read the rules, they'll help.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Tim!

    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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    G'day from Perth, Tim :)

    Welcome to the forums - I'm a newbie too.

    I read the Narnia series in High School, and I thought they were great.

    Did you know that a scholar Michael Ward has claimed to have cracked the "Narnia Code" - the code being the the unifying structure behind the seven books.

    Ward's claim is that the seven books represent the seven ancient planets, and he has written a book about it :
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0195313879?ie=UTF8&tag=plannarn-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0195313879

    Here is an excerpt of the Amazon blurb :
    I think he's right, and his view has generally been received well by other scholars.

    I wonder what you, and forum members, think of this code cracking ?

    Quentin David Jones
     
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    Thanks for the welcome guys! I've read the rules and I've made an attempt at critiquing someone's work :)

    Quentin, that's really interesting, thanks for sharing!
     

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