1. GiantColouringBook
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    Hi :]

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by GiantColouringBook, Aug 29, 2012.

    Hi everyone!

    Since finishing University this May, I have turned 21, got myself a job and a place to live. For the first time in my life I find myself without homework, assignments or assessments, and my job is of such a nature that I don't have to take work home with me either; all this means that I finally have the time I need to concentrate on the things that I enjoy.

    Although I have only ever written for the purposes of assessment during my education, I am extremely interested in writing fiction, and so these should be considered my first tentative steps towards that goal!

    Anyway, I am sure I'll take great pleasure in meeting you all.
    Thanks in advance for putting up with me.
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    Welcome!

    And congratulations on graduation/new job/new place!
     
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    Thank you, very kind! :]
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, GiantColouringBook!

    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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    Great to start young; good luck.
     
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    Thanks Banzai, I have been creeping around these forums for a week or so, and in that time made myself aware of many of the rules. :]

    HongKong, your comment fills me with confidence; if nothing else, it's nice to think time is something I have plenty of! Thank you. :]
     

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