1. KrystaK
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    Hi all

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by KrystaK, Jan 14, 2012.

    Hi all,

    I'm KrytaK, I'm 18 (My birthday is tuesday, I'll then be 19 :D) anyways...
    I live in Ontario, Canada and I started college this past Monday. So my life has been pretty exciting lately.

    I've been writing since I was in grade eight, I've completed a few short stories that I hope to elaborate into novels and publish. I started role playing when I was 9 or so, so I've had a lot of practice in writing - well I like to think so...
    I am currently working on a personal project, it's a Vampire romance - I know, another one?! I don't intend to publish it, but it is very special to me and it is my goal to finish it before the supposed end of the world in December :p

    I'm not very good with composition - sentence structure, but I like to think I'm fair at editing in other areas, such as general grammar, diction and spelling.
    I'm anal when it comes to logic. In my mind everything doesn't have to be linear, but it does have to make sense. There are no mysteries in my mind when it comes to my stories, it cant just happen by magic. In the book it can be magic, but I need an explanation for it. (I know, I'm weird.)
    I like to think I'm funny, but in truth I'm just socially awkward and that's what makes people laugh.

    I am mildly scared of being criticized. I feel like, even though it's constructive criticism it's still a blow to my pride, that I wasn't good enough.

    My reasons for joining are simple.
    I want to get over my fear of criticism, as well as gain insight to new styles of writing and new ideas to use in my stories. As well as some opinions on my stories and writing style.

    Anyways, I'm a bit of a rambler.

    Nice to meet everyone :p
     
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    Yee-haw! A fellow 18-going-on-19 year old. I feel like I haven't been here long enough to welcome you to the forum but all the same I look forward to seeing you around and learning with you from people who probably know a bit more than you and I.
     
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    Hey there. Welcome to the forums. :)
     
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    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

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    Welcome to Writing Forums, KrystaK!

    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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    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

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