1. JohnnyElsewhere
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    Hi there, I'm new here!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JohnnyElsewhere, Apr 20, 2013.

    Hi there!

    I'm new here, and obviously an aspiring author. I'm currently working on my first manuscript (which currently stands at 25k+ words right now), and it's a really exhilarating experience. Like the cliche saying goes, "I feel as if I were born to do this."

    A little about myself ...

    I'm visually impaired (which I know, has nothing to do with my writing!), so I thought it would be nice to start writing again (fiction) and see where it takes me. I started planning out my first novel called "The Andromeda Network," which is about a boy trying to save the world from a virtual-reality game. My eyesight might be weaker than the average person, but my mind is just as strong!

    Anyway, nice to meet you guys!
     
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    Hi JohnnyElsewhere - love your user name - welcome to the forums!
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, JohnnyElsewhere!

    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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    Welcome and have fun with your writing!
     

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