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    O Hai... err... Hello!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Higgybaby, Apr 15, 2013.

    Good day, everyone.

    I'm getting rather serious on my putting my novel to paper and thought it would do me good to have the added pressure of peers looking over my shoulder as a compile it. I'll be quite happy to provide my own critiques (however worthwhile it may be for the original authors to have my blathering all over their work) and look forward to seeing what others may think concerning my own ideas.

    I also hope to meet and make some new friends around here. :)

    Kind regards,

    Higgy

    (PS, I happen to be quite the geek, enjoying massive amounts of reading, plus many hours delved into games like World of Warcraft and Guild Wars 2. I make this known now so that I have no need to frighten you away later. :p)
     
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    Nice to meet you! And good luck with the novel. =)
     
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    Welcome Higgybaby. Don't worry. I'm sure you're not the only geek who hangs out on this forum. :) Good luck with your writing.
     
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    Hi there, welcome on board.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Higgy!

    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. The requirements of the Writing Workshop don't apply to the contests, so new members are allowed (nay, encouraged!) to get stuck in and enter! We also have a growing short story club (think book club, but with short stories!), which you can find stickied in the Book Discussion forum.

    If you have any questions or problems, then the moderators (myself, 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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    Pssst! Hey Higgy! Lean closer and I'll tell you a secret.......

    YOU DON'T MEET PEOPLE ON A FRIGGING COMPUTER!

    Getting "rather serious" about beginning?

    Might I ask the old fart Q here.......How much time do you spent with a video controller in your hand instead of writing?

    Welcome. Hope you move to the next phase. It's called begin.
     
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    Welcome. I am sure you will make friends here quickly, everyone does. Anyway, I hope your book goes well and would be glad to be a friend. And I will read some of your stuff and give any constructive criticism if necessary.
     

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