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    Hullo

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by C996, Mar 27, 2013.

    Evening all,

    Let's cut to the chase! I am a 16 year old currently studying at Winchester College and living in very roughly the same part of the world.

    I enjoy good music (The Killers, Pink Floyd, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Frank Ocean etc.), good food, good drink, and good conversation.

    I'm currently somewhere in a very long term project to write a roughly 4 book series named "Island Dragon". I have spent a little time every week for the last 3 years
    and now have character and plot outlines for 4 books. It is set 10 or so years into the future, in an international conflict featuring the invasion of the UK.

    I have signed up to these forums to soak up some of the great wisdom around here with regards to writing, plot and characters - and might accidentally impart some of my own as well!

    My first thread is here: http://www.writingforums.org/showthread.php?t=60879

    Thank you and good night!


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    Hi there and welcome to the forums.
     
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    Welcome to the forums C996. You story seems intriguing and I look forward to reading some of your work.

    By the way it's just a remark, but new writers have a better chance of being published for a single novel. It is a much bigger financial risk to publish a series from an unknown writer.
     
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    Hello C996,

    I am also new here, it is nice to meet you and welcome the Writing Forums.

    Oh, I also like Pink Floyd, my favourite album is ‘A Momentary lapse of Reason’. I also like 1980s bands like; A-ha, Mr. Mister, Missing Persons, Gary Numan, Kim Wilde, Depeche Mode and a lot more. But, I also like Progressive and Death Metal as well as Dark Ambient.

    And good luck with your writing!
     
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    Thanks,

    I realise it's harder to publish a series, but the writing is mostly for me in a strange sense. Writing is a hobby rather than an intended career so I'm lucky in that that gives me more creative freedom but it does limit the time I can spend on the books. I think that my characters and storyline is more suited to a series, especially if I want to include sub-plots and side characters whilst keeping the depth and scope of writing. It is a valid point though, and I do sometimes consider condensing it into one book. It would definitely make it more fluid and remove any "filler" though...

    My favourite genre is prog-rock and rock in general, although I try not to limit myself in terms of genre. For me Pink Floyd's best album was The Wall, although I love The Division Bell and Wish You Were Here.

    Thanks again!
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, C996!

    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!

    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.


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