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    Hello!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by EvilHorse, Apr 12, 2013.

    Hi all, have just joined the forum!

    I've always loved writing but I've struggled to fit writing anything longer than poetry or short stories into my busy life. But recently I moved cities to live with my partner, started working from home and have discovered all this extra time that used to be consumed by travelling on public transport. So I've decided to take the plunge and start writing.

    I am published, but only in academic and report-writing. I did take creative writing as an elective at university (I wanted to be a jockey, I studied design at uni, I'm now a quantitative researcher - go figure).

    Anyway, I'm looking forward to getting tips, sharing some of the stuff I've found that helps me and just being surrounded by a community of like-minded people.

    Cheers,
    EvilHorse
     
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    Welcome EvilHorse,
    I'm sure you'll find this site very helpful. I know I have. I also look forward in reading your work.

    Cazann
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, EvilHorse!

    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 requirements. 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. The requirements of the Writing Workshop don't apply to the contests, so new members are allowed (nay, encouraged!) to get stuck in and enter! We also have a growing short story club (think book club, but with short stories!), which you can find stickied in the Book Discussion forum.

    If you have any questions or problems, then the moderators (myself, 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 EvilHorse. I'm new to the forum as well but I've already discovered that there are many knowledgeable people on the board who are more than willing to answer questions. As a published writer, I'm sure you have plenty to contribute as well. See you around the forum.:)
     
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    Thanks all!

    Banzai, I'm so happy that we get to constructively review others' work - I love doing that! We reviewed each others' work in my creative writing course, but nobody actually had to say anything - I think I was the only person in the class who provided feedback on everyone's writing. For me, it's just an awesome opportunity to read "virgin" material! :)
     
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    Hi there, welcome to the forums.
     

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