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    New here

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lawnman, Sep 10, 2012.

    Figured I'd post an introduction here since my entire reason for joining this forum is to meet more people involved in writing. I'm from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, not a sports fan at all though I would much rather spend my time reading or watching a movie. I love just about anything horror related, whether written, my favorite author is Tim Curran, or filmed. I like a wide range of music, but metal has a special place in my heart especially the bands that don't take themselves too seriously. I am a PCA(Presbyterian Church in America) and politically I am a libertarian on the brink of anarcho-capitalism, but maybe this introduction has already being going on for too long already.

    I will admit right of the bat that even though I love writing I can barely stand to read anything I've written. I know that is the case with many people, but my writing just isn't that good, other opinions have confirmed this. So this led me to join here in the hopes I can glean some nuggets of wisdom from other writers much better then I am likely to ever be, plus I just wanted to be able to read all the short stories people submit in the workshop section. Anyway, hopefully I can be helpful to other people as well and I won't get on people's nerves too much. Thank you for having me.
     
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    Welcome! I hope you find this abode to your liking! : D
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, lawnman!

    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, 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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    Welcome to the forum.
     

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