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    Returning to Writing, New to the Forums

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ponzu, Oct 24, 2012.

    After a lengthy hiatus from fiction writing, I decided to return to the craft. Guess I chose WritingForums to do it. I tried to quit creative writing for various reasons, but I can't seem to escape it. Maybe some of you can relate. I find its one of the best ways to deal with the monotony of daily life for a hopeless escapist like myself :D

    Anyway, I'm mostly a sci-fi & fantasy reader/writer, with some thriller and horror thrown in when I need something different. I'm looking to get into either fanfiction (for when I don't have an original idea powerful enough to act on, but still want to write) or something unique, depending on how inspired I am. I'll probably concentrate on short stories, as I don't feel quite ready for a full length novel yet. I look forward to joining a like minded community again and seeing what I can learn from it. If anyone needs their work critiqued, I may be available, time permitting.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Ponzu!

    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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    Good to know. So how does one prove or document that they provided two constructive reviews of someone's work?
     
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    I'm fairly sure that the moderating staff will handle that. It's easy to find your critique posts and take a look at them.
     
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    I understand. I have the same bug. Writing does provide some interesting problems to solve and something to think about, while completing dull tasks.

    Once when I was a small child helping my grandmother put together a hanging flower basket, she said, "Be careful about that dirt under your fingernails, you may find yourself always coming back for more." Obviously, she meant that I may learn to love gardening by working with her. Writing seems to be somewhat the same. Once you have made up a story, you may find yourself wanting to do it again.

    Are you working on anything right now?
     
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    I'm not working on anything at the moment, but I'm brainstorming :D
     

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