1. ProfessorButts
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    ProfessorButts New Member

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    Hi guys

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ProfessorButts, May 12, 2013.

    Hi there,

    My name is Beau, I've enjoyed writing since I was young, I find it's a great way to talk to yourself without feeling insane. I use my writing in that way, through free flow I try and tell myself what I need to hear, what I need to know, communicate with myself. I rarely share my works, and there are a number of filled notepads in my office that have never seen another set of eyes. I feel like I need to share more, and I think that an internet forum is the best way, no face to face, no awkward judgements, just strangers, meeting me for the first time. It should be easier that way.

    I look forward to reading your pieces, and hopefully being able to contribute my own and start working towards being able to share myself a bit more.

    Thank you for having me,
    Beau.
     
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    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Beau!

    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.


    Banzai
     
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    Hi there Beau, welcome aboard!
     

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