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    How to become an author: work-in-progress

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Daniel K. English, Aug 26, 2012.

    Hello. In about fourteen hours after this post, I will be attending my first college class. My major is Computer Science; however, my true passion lies in writing. The reason I am pursuing a degree in CompSci instead of English or Creative Writing is for practicality. One simply cannot survive with an English degree in these troubled times.

    That said, I still write. I dabble in fan fiction and original fiction. I've worked on what I hope to be my first published novel for about two years, although I had the concept since before I took an interest in writing. The project I am currently working on is my debut, which I hope to complete before the end of my college career. It is called "A Method to Save the World."

    I believe in the beauty of existence-- that everything has its own value and is "beautiful" in retrospect. This belief appears heavily in my writing.

    I've scoured the internet in search of a community suited for me, and I found this place. I want critique on my ideas. In exchange, I will help others with their own ideas. I believe that is a fair exchange.

    Hope to chat (post?) with you all soon.
     
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    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Daniel!

    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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    Good day Daniel! Welcome to the forum, I'm Damien and I'm new (ish) here too and in the middle of planning what is hopefully my first novel. Although I haven't thought of a good title yet, ahah! I hope you enjoy this forum like I am :D
     
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    Welcome to the boards, and yes, it is possible to survive on an English and Creative Writing degree. I do it everyday. :p
     

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