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    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by End, Mar 3, 2012.

    Hey there! I'm Ray.
    Out of boredom, I searched for a forum related to writing to help better myself in that field. After all, this is what I want to do with the rest of my life.
    Story has always been important to me, whether it was in games, movies, or simply novels. It brings that sense of relatedness to the audience that helps them grow attached to the characters.
    Personally, I love video games and would love to see story play a bigger role in that medium. With titles such as Metal Gear Solid, the industry proved it was capable of that. Unfortunately, it seems that story is on the back-burner nowadays.

    ANYWAYS, I'm glad to see a community focused on writing. Hopefully I can get the chance to meet some of you later.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Ray!

    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
     
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    Welcome a board. Still learning the ropes myself. Recommend you read the rules and the FAQ. And yes boredom can be a good motivating factor to get up off the posterior rather then fade away into ultimate blandness. Have fun.
     
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    Hey Ray and welcome to the forums. I hope you find this place as useful and fun as I have, but do be sure to read the rules of course. Enjoy your stay :).
     
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    Hi, End. Welcome, I'm new as well. I share your feelings about video games and storytelling. It's a difficult medium to have story and gameplay work hand-in-hand, but it'll happen some day.
     
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    Welcome to the Community! I myself have a valid interest in video games.
     
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    Welcome to the forums, Ray!
     
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