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    Howdy Folks!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by flyguy07, Nov 15, 2011.

    Hey everybody,

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    I'm new to this site and thought I'd say hello. I've wanted to be a writer since I was a little kid, always coming up with stories and daydreaming. Now that I'm in college, I've found that I have a lot more motivation to write and I'm really excited to see what kind of work I can do.

    So far, I've only written some poetry and a short story, but I'm currently working on a novel that I've had in mind for the last couple years. It's been slow going so far with all my class work, but I hope to get a lot accomplished over breaks.

    As for my literary interests, I mostly read the classics. My favorite author is by far John Steinbeck, but I also like Hemmingway, Oscar Wilde, and the Old Russians (Tolstoy, Dostoyevski(?)). Most of the newer stuff I've read seams to lack substance and character, so I've basically given up on them.

    Most of the stories I've got bouncing around in my head would be classified as general fiction. I've never had much interest in sci-fi or murder mysteries. I prefer character driven novels as opposed to plot driven (think "Of Mice and Men" compared to one of Lee Childs' "Jack Reacher" novels).

    Well, that's about all I've got to say for now. I look forward to contributing to the site and I'm excited to see what all of you have written.

    flyguy
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, flyguy07!

    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 and Cogito) 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. :)

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