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    Hi! Just introducing myself...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Vanlande, Jul 16, 2012.

    Hi everyone. I've been writing on my own for years and I just started seriously getting into it a few months back. Decided to start looking into resources to better myself, and I've always like forums, so here I am! I'm not really sure what all to cover here, so I'll keep it brief and if anyone wants to know more, I'll be happy to oblige.

    I'm a father and husband, and I live in Florida, USA. I write primarily fiction, and I'm deep into my first "real" novel. Trying to scrape some change to get into college for creative writing, but times are tough, so I'm here! :D Hey, it's free, isn't it?! I love meeting new people, especially fellow writers, so feel free to say hey!

    Ryan
     
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    Hiya fellow newbie!

    Thought I'd say hi as we're posting intros around the same time!

    I did write out a long post but I've not slept and clicked the wrong button, d'oh.

    Hope you can find ideas, inspiration and maybe a hand to hold as the thought of starting that first "real" novel can be scary, can't it?
     
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    Hey!

    I had to write my intro twice as well, but it was because the first was way to long and self-centered (I love to talk about myself, its a flaw, haha). It's great to meet you, though! As far as writing the first novel thing goes, it actually is not scary at all. I've started dozens, but this one seems to flow out of me so well that I think it'll be the first one to get finished. I would say it's more exciting than scary. Way I see it, the worst that could happen is that I write a story that I love and that everyone else hates and think is terrible. And that probably should scare me, but I'll just be proud to have done it!

    But I hope to see some of your stuff. I'm really excited to learn from other writers while bettering my own craft. 'Til then!
     
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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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    Thanks, Bonzai!
    I read this on a few other's intro post, so I'm getting up to speed. Thanks for the welcome!
     
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    Banzai ;)
     

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