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    I tried to think of an interesting title but...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Charles_W, May 10, 2013.

    it was taking too long and I didn't have any idea how to sound cool.

    I'm not exactly a 'writer', but more of an aspiring one. Never even managed to complete something in full. I've always written as a hobby but never took it too seriously. I'd love to have even mild success at it one day though. I love creating worlds and characters in my head, and am really drawn to horror and futuristic/dystopian fiction, though nothing too fantastical and removed from reality. I'll form some basic ideas and start writing but never manage to create a coherent plot where a problem gets solved in the end.
     
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    Hi Charles, welcome aboard!
     
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    I think I'm in the same boat you are. I'm wanting to write, but nothing quite gets finished. I think I have a form of writer's ADD or something lol. Anyway, I'm new to the forum as well, so I don't think I have the authority to do so, but I'll say it anyway, Welcome to the forum :)
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Charles_W!

    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! We also have a growing short story club (think book club, but with short stories!), which you can find stickied in the Book Discussion forum.

    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.


    Banzai
     
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    Hi Charles!

    Don't worry, I think you fell into the cool category. ;)

    I'm there too.. As much as I want writing to be more than a hobby, it just isn't there yet. I am hoping this forum and some new peers will really help. I am really good at beginning a story, but I fail past that. I don't have much experience reading the type of writing you've described, but it intrigues me!

    It is really nice to meet another inspiring writer! :)
     

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