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    Introducing me!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by captken, Oct 20, 2012.

    I could have headed this "Introducing myself" but I've never liked the word, myself. That being said, I'm captken. I chose the name captken because I've been a licensed captain since 1963.
    I'm retired now and write for fun and sometimes profit, though profit has been mighty slim in recent months.

    I have a BS in Zoology with enough continuing education courses to probably have a PhD if these courses had been logically chosen.

    My favorite genre is general fiction. I've been writing fiction, "How to's" and fishing articles since I was 11 years old. I sold my first article at 11 and another at 13, both to Boy's Life Magazine. Many, many years passed before I sold the next tale/article.

    I spend an hour or so writing most days. I ought to devote some time to trying to self publish my latest novel, "Marijuana Dreamin'."

    Why am I here? I want to polish my writing skills and read what others are contributing. I'm "Older than dirt" but not too old to learn.
     
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    welcome to the forum
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, captken!

    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.

    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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    It's cool to meet you Captain K!

    Reading what you've said about yourself you seem like a pretty accomplished person and I hope that when I'm in my older years I'll be able to say the same. You might be new, but you definitely have more experience than I(not myself)! So if you ever want to offer your opinions I'll be all ears.
     
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    welcome aboard, ken!

    i'd pipe you on, but can't find my whistle ;)

    i was having kid #5 [of eventual 7] in '63... #1 arrived in '59 [no twins], so it sounds like you were having a helluva lot more fun than i was!

    love and hugs, maia
     
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    Thanks for the hospitality. I am sure I will profit by being a member here. Now I need to find a site that will help me with video production. Four hours last night and another three this morning
    and I am still unable to upload a fishing video to youtube. Heck, I can't even log in.
     
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    did you register first?

    they should have instructions somewhere on the site...
     

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