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    Hi...!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by andyf3050, Jul 4, 2012.

    I just thought I'd pop in and say hello. I've just joined the site, my name is Andy and I'm from Essex.
    Writing?... well, I've put it off for years and now think it's time to start putting the bucket load of ideas together and post some of it up for feedback and see how things go.

    I mainly write about urban life around Manchester (my sleepy home village), especially around the time of the Acid House parties, Hacienda and all the fun times (and not so fun times) during the mashed up 90's...! I also dip in and out of dark fantasy, horror (ish) and crime type stuff from time to time.

    In fact, I'm rambling so I will catch you in the rest of the forum.

    Cheers, Andy
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Andy!

    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 Banzai,

    I'll definitely read and review people's hard work. I enjoy it and it's a good source of inspiration especially when you see how progression happens over time.

    I will most probably pop in and out of the forum depending on work load (very busy drug and alcohol worker... sporting events being one of the busiest periods in this line of work, especially with alcohol and domestic abuse incidents sadly enough).

    are there specific forum areas where people have uploaded their work so we can review it? Also, how do people feel about grammatical correction and suggestions for ideas etc?

    Thanks again, catch up soon.

    Andy
     
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