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    Just checking in to say hi

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Iwanabeone, Dec 29, 2012.

    I've been working at the craft of writing ever since I can remember (at least 50 years - I am ahh [at long last] retired). I began with science fiction, but a few years ago moved over to what I guess can be categorized as action/adventure. I self-published a three book series on Amazon KDP and CreatSpace. The series' main characters are a female archeologist (yeah, sort of an Indiana Jones type character) and her boyfriend-husband, who served in Military Intelligence, CIA and currently owns his own security business that is is a loosely veiled mercenary for hire company. Their exploits take them on adventures from the Middle east to the South American mountain ruins of Machu Picchu. I've had a range of experience on forums geared to authors. Some have been tremendously beneficial. One became so onerous and personal that I ended up quitting. I enjoy working with beta readers and constantly test my writing ability by posting samples of my work with the hope of receiving positive constructive criticism. I do make an effort to offer positive comments whenever I can. My background is mostly in the area of computers, last serving as the director of information technology at a large hardware/housewares wholesale company. In fact, my computer experience (both hardware and programming) goes back to the days of 'big-iron' - multimillion dollar computers in isolated environment-controlled rooms.
     
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    Hi and welcome to the forums.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Iwanabeone!

    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.


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