1. MarkArellius

    MarkArellius Member

    Jul 15, 2012
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    Hey there...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MarkArellius, Jul 15, 2012.

    Hi good people,

    My name is Mark Arellius, nearly 24 years young, from Amsterdam.
    I would like to take a serious interest in writing, so I took a quick search through Google and came across this forum, sinse I am on a couple of other forums with different interests I was sure I would stumble across a writers forum, too. And this site looks pretty good.

    I've written some story's as what I like to call my ''Diary's'', i.e. I was in Las Vegas last year and I kept a sort of log which I made a story out of and got some pretty good feedback from it. I like and love writing in general but never took a that much of a serious interest into it untill now.
    I got inspired by the serie Californication, I love that show, so much talk about great writing and what you can accomplish with it. But I think my kick-off was really set after I read God Hates Us All by Hank Moody, the actual book from the show. It's a really great story and would love to write something like it.

    One of my goals in life is to publish a book or 2, really succesful bestsellers. I understand the hard work and research its going to take and mast likely not that easy to do, like everything you work for. However taking the step to signing into a writers forum feels good, and sure enough I will learn more from good tips and adive and a few quarrels allong the way...

    Nice to meet you, I'll be looking forward to posting here more often and gaining good feedback and info.
  2. Banzai

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

    Mar 31, 2007
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    Reading, UK
    Welcome to Writing Forums, Mark!

    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.


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