1. Christian Mills
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    New to the Forum, Old to Writing

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Christian Mills, Jan 7, 2012.

    Hey all, another new face here (metaphorically speaking).

    Been meaning to get back into writing in a big way after several years spent not writing much at all, however it's been a slow start. It used to be, back when I was thirteen and had more enthusiasm than sense, that I could sit down and write continuously for hours. Now I can barely manage a few paragraphs, if that. I have a rough idea of some of the things I'd like to write about, but no idea how to actually write them. Frequently I suffer from the old cases of writers' block, a lack in confidence and general difficulty in sorting my ideas out and getting them ordered. Hopefully this forum and the support it offers might be able to at least help get back into writing.

    Oh, and meeting your good persons of course. ^^
     
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    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Christian!

    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.


    Banzai
     
  3. L a u r a
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    Happy to meet you! Hopefully these forums will help to cure some of that nasty writer's block. :)

    Welcome.
     
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    Welcome Christian :)
     

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