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    Hi from South Africa

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by quincarroll, Jan 31, 2012.

    Hey everyone...

    I live and work in sunny Johannesburg, South Africa.

    I have never written anything more than a few stories that I had to do in school many years ago, but have always wanted to write, so here I am.

    I want to learn as much as I can from writers. This means that as far as I am concerned, I'm a hack that wants to get better at writing :)

    I have decided to make my first undertaking a short novel, and hope that I can stick it out long enough to finish it.

    I'll post what I have of the first chapter for criticism next (I just read some of the rules, and will post it when I get to be allowed to).

    Wish me luck :)
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, quincarroll!

    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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    Welcome to the forums quincaroll! (waves to far away Happy South Africa from currently Snowy Canada) I look forward to reading your work.
     
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    Thanks for the welcomes guys...
     
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    Just a quick stupid question...

    How do I add an avatar to my profile? There doesn't seem to be anywhere that I can add it.
     
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    Hello, and welcome again, quincarroll.

    Not a stupid question at all. :) To add an avatar:

    Click on Settings (top right) --> "Edit Avatar" (lefthand side under "My Settings")

    You can also click on "Edit Profile Picture" if you want a bigger picture for your profile.



    Have a great day!

    JC
     
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    Thank you for your help... I got it right :)
     
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    You're very welcome. Happy posting!



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