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    [Insert intelligent, educated and/or humorous intro title here]

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TemporalV01D, Dec 8, 2011.

    So... Hi, I guess.

    I guess I'll start with myself. I'm a sixteen-year-old guy from Oudtshoorn, South Africa. I am an amateur speculative fiction novelist, song writer, singer, amateur pianist, temporary tour guide at the local wildlife ranch, wordbuilder, science-lover, speculative fiction fanatic, computer-addict and nerd. ^^ My interests are quite broad, ranging from quantum physics (the direction I wish to pursue after school) to paleogeography to evolutionary biology and almost every form of speculative fiction.

    So, I'm a novelist. I'm only completed one novel and am currently in the process of struggling to get it published (I can't even find an agent yet) while beginning to start with my second. ^^'

    The genres I prefer to read and write in are science-fiction, fantasy, horror and paranormal. I also have a particular love of legendariums (massive fictional universes - Star Wars; Tolkien's Arda legendarium; etc.) and am actually attempting to create my own.

    My current literary project is on a trilogy called The Peoples of Algol (the three books being The Start of Two Journeys (complete), The Ambassador and New Life) which is set on the fictional extrasolar (not in our solar system) planet of Novusvita in the factual Algol solar system, 200 years in the future. The trilogy serves as sequels for two planned series - one set on Novusvita and the other on Earth - and multiple stand-alone/spin-off novels/short-stories, and prequel to another planned series of mine (and maybe other stand-alone/spin-off works), and is thus part of a considerably greater literary universe. In fact, the whole "series" spans the entire length of the physical universe's existence (ending at the end of the universe). The core of the universe, so far, has been built around Earth and Novusvita.

    In my mind, The Peoples of Algol would be a candidate for the offspring of Avatar and The Lord of the Rings.

    Despite being a writer, my spelling ability isn’t all that wonderful. As such, please don't hesitate correcting any embarrassing spelling errors I might produce. ^^

    Follow me on Twitter here, if you're into that sort of thing. The (regrettably messy) forum for my literary universe can be found here. =)

    And... That's about it, I think. Any questions? (Tour guide habit.)


    Edit: Are the above links considered advertising? I'll move them to my profile info or something, if that's the case. Or I can remove them completely, if needed.

    By the way, why is invisitext (even for line indent purposes) not allowed?)
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, TemporalV01D!

    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.


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    Thanks! ^^


    I have actually read through the rules and such already. I will not be very active lately (thanks to my holiday job as a tour guide), but I will attempt to start my first review as soon as possible. =)
     
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