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    Stuart from the UK

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Cyrus, Mar 29, 2012.

    Hey Everyone

    My name is Stuart and I am a 25 year old Writer/Filmmaker, so I mainly write screenplays.

    For years I have used writing as a tool to tell stories, but I have never really nurtured the skill. I realised recently I have had it a bit backwards as I get much more satisfaction from creating the story than telling it. So over the last few months I have put a lot more focus on my writing ability and would like to give other mediums a go.

    I also thought it was time to network with some other writers in the hope that it will improve my work through feedback and workshopping. I also know a fair bit about writing screenplays so I hope I can be of some some help to anyone looking for help in that medium.

    I hope I can be of as much use to this community as I am hoping it will be to me!

    Thanks for taking the time to learn about me.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Stuart!

    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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    All sounds fair to me, Have already provided my first piece of feedback, so I'm well on my way! I do have a question though. I noticed that a lot of people post their work by pasting sections of it on the forum. Are we allowed to provide links, to downloads that can give people a complete document, or at least something fully formatted?
     
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    Welcome! :)

    As for your question, I know that offsite links are generally not allowed, so I'd lean toward no. Also, by sharing an ENTIRE work, you run the risk of someone plagiarizing and of publishers not wanting to take on a work because it's already published here. Plagiarism generally isn't an issue on this site, but if only 1 percent of people out there would do it, and this site has thousands of people.......well, you never know.
     
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    a belated 'welcome!' stu... glad to have you aboard...

    love and hugs, maia
     

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