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    Hi Everyone

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Gavin Hetherington, Dec 21, 2012.

    I'm Gavin Hetherington, I live in the UK and I'm 20 years old. Those are kind of the basics. I love writing, have done since I was writing fantasy stories when I was a young child. I had a wild imagination and my dreams were always colourful. Just stories and passing on thoughts and dreams and imagination is what attracted me to actively go the writer route. Been planning a series of novels for almost five years now, went through about three drafts and I am now on my fourth and final draft of the first novel. It's called "Abyssal Sanctuary: Remnants of the Damned". In a bit of a rutt right now as I work almost full time at my day job and it drains the life out of me and has seemed to suck all of my creative skills away as I can never seem able to finish this draft off. I've come here looking for a bit of inspiration and a much needed kick to get this story finished. I would love to self-publish it on the Amazon Kindle when I feel it's finished.

    Anyway, it's nice to be here, I've had a browse of several of the boards and I love hearing people's thoughts and opinions on several subjects. Thanks for having me :)
     
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    Hi and welcome,
    Don't give yourself a hard time - if you're holding down a full time job and writing as well - you don't need a kick; a holiday more likely. You know what they say about all work and no play!
     
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    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Gavin!

    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.

    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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    Thanks Trilby, yeah I guess I can give myself a break considering I work so much. I really do need a holiday, I only get 4 weeks off a year and my job is so busy and hands-on I really need more! Ha!

    And thanks Banzai, I'm loving it so far :)
     

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