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    Hi everybody

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ryan651, May 11, 2012.

    I'm trying to refrain myself from the Simpson's reference :)

    I'm Ryan (be an odd username otherwise), 19 year old uni student. I did History for about half a year before deciding to switch to Computer Science (start in September). Love writing and having not written anything in a while I wanted to get back into to it, thought joining a community would help.

    I enjoy writing all sorts of stories, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, drama, thriller, horror...although my current book is Sci-Fi. I hope by reading through the forum I'll improve my writing, particularly spelling (have always been terrible at it) as well as controlling my commas which I overuse.
     
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    Hi Dr. Ryan! I'm new myself, but your situation sounds very similar to mine. I'm a student trying to rekindle my interest in writing, and figured joining a community of writers would be the best way.

    That's awesome that you write in a variety of genres. Do you have any favorite authors?
     
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    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Ryan!

    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.


    Banzai
     
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    Welcome, Ryan. I'm in the same spot as you, having not written in a while, and wanting to get back into it.
    Hopefully I can get back into the swing of things, I've been in a slump and just haven't written anything in so long.
     

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