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    Hi All :)

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by NathanRussell, May 10, 2013.

    Just wanted to introduce myself, currently at university in England and writing is certainly a hobby of mine that will be getting more attention when I have more time on my hands. I have one concrete idea for a novel that I want to work on over the summer and I love finding inspiration in daily life. I'm a little guilty of having an overactive imagination and I'm by all means a daydreamer but hopefully these are things that will help me along the way. I hope I can become part of the great community here and that my love for writing will go from strength to strength.
     
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    Welcome to the forums! What are you studying at university?
     
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    Thank you very much, I am studying Spanish.
     
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    That's awesome. I've been reading some of Federico Garcia Lorca's poetry in English, and it makes me wish I knew more Spanish. I can read basic Spanish stuff and even some basic poetry, but what little knowledge I have isn't enough to read Lorca in Spanish.
     
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    I'm a big fan of his and I have studied two of his plays this year; I hope you can learn more Spanish and understand some more poetry soon :)
     
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    Hi Nathan, welcome to the forums.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Nathan!

    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.


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    Hi Nathan!

    Your name reminds me of something or someone from childhood, but I can't put my finger on it.

    Studying in England sounds amazing, and I am completely jealous. I haven't yet gotten the chance to leave the States.. Well once for a wedding in Mexico, but that hardly counts. What a great opportunity you have there!

    I find so much pleasure in finding inspiration in my daily life, and I love the way you put it. I find most of my inspiration in my dreams. Somedays I feel like that is where I accomplish the most.

    It is great to meet you! :)
     
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    Thank you.

    Thank you for the welcome and the wealth of information you provided, it's much appreciated.

    Let me know if you remember, I've only ever been to the States once but I was really too young to remember that, so I'd love to visit someday soon. Dreams are another source of inspiration for me too, and they fascinate me. It's great to meet you too, thank you for the welcome :)
     

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