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    Heya folks!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Floatbox, Jan 8, 2012.

    Hi, I'm Floatbox. I registered quite some time ago and have been lurking/critiquing sporadically. I wanted to make a perfect introduction, a post which encapsulated me - my personality, my purpose, my ideas - in a way which showed off my writing ability in a decidedly unshowoffy way. High ambitions, I've got a lot of those. Of course, that perfect introduction was never written, nor a good enough introduction or even a kinda lame introduction and half a year later, here we are! Lesson learned, eh? It's a lesson I'm always telling myself I'm learning. I'm sure a lot of you know what I mean.

    I like poetry, I like general fiction and science-fiction. I sometimes dabble in Word Art. I like writing to discuss things online. I like non-fiction, essays, articles, too. I use writing to meditate. This process inspires reflection, discovery, a better understanding of this reality and myself in relation to it. I try to write everyday. Writing helps me grow.

    I hope to grow with you all here. I like writing and reading about writing. I think it's healthy. I want my mind to be healthy. I don't want to be crazy. Because then the mirrors will get me with their reflections - those cracked visions of what-could-have-beens, and the dandruff of the stars will suffocate me in my bed of corpses of old I's and dead dreams, and old lovers will conspire with the government to take me away to the torture chambers where they loop Season 4 of Survivor and exclusively feed you GMOs. I don't want to be crazy because I don't want that to happen and I know it's happened to at least four people I know, I swear I'm not crazy.

    So I write.
     
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    Pea super pea!

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    Welcome Floatbox. I hope we can have many writing discussions together.

    I'm not crazy either. ;)
     
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    Maybe we will!

    Congrats on 82K - much much much much more than I have ever gotten down. That is probably one of my biggest problems, committing to any long project.
     
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    Thank you. :) I started the project in April of 2011, and before that the longest thing I'd written was an unfinished 10k short story that I was trying to 'warm up' with before writing a longer work - before that I'd only ever written 1-2k pieces so you can imagine I had no idea how to plan out a longer work, lol. Write as much as possible. It looks like you're doing nothing, but then you look back in a few months and suddenly you've written 20k, 30k, 50k words. I really recommend planning as much as possible beforehand though to avoid wasting time drafting chapters that will later get deleted. It helped me a lot. Sorry to be cliché, but if I can do it... :p

    Good luck.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Floatbox!

    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.


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