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    Hello!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dtv, Jun 12, 2012.

    I like this website and these forums.

    I've always written. Even when I was an eight year old I wrote Battestar Galactica fan fiction. That was in 1978 when the original was still airing. The trouble is I never took it seriously. I mean really. There I was all but eight years old and in every story I would end up with Athena, Cassiopeia, and the "launch when ready" girl.

    The teachers said I had an imagination and should be a writer. I thought they were just doing their jobs by saying so. It wasn't until recently that I started taking it seriously, or at least considering having it critiqued -- everything from the typical stupid beginner mistakes in grammar to catastrophic plot holes and logic errors.

    Anyway thanks for your time.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, dtv!

    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, Cogito, Lemex and Dante Dases) 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, dtv. Just wanted to send greetings from someone who is also old enough to remember when Battlestar Galactica was aired on television. (Although I didn't watch it.) I was also 8 years old for the first half of 1978, and had a vague sense that I wanted to write, although I never really took it seriously until last year. I still don't know whether that was a good move on my part. It has brought more mental anguish than I'd expected.

    Look forward to 'seeing' you on the forums.
    Liz
     
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    Thank you, Liz. I hope you don't have any more mental anguish, although I can relate and sometimes think it's a good thing. Also, a character of mine is named Liz.

    Bonzai: I'll study up on being constructive.

    Thanks again.
     

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