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    The customary Introduction of newbie to the forum

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Shannonpeel, Feb 28, 2013.

    Hello,

    As is the custom on forums I am posting to introduce myself. I am here to learn, meet other people who are passionate about writing stories, discussing writing, and generally interested in contributing their prose to the vast library already out there.

    I look forward to reading your posts, finding out more about this community and contributing where I can.

    As for my writing, I am currently practicing the art by developing characters and story lines in a fantasy world. I am looking forward to continuing my journey into the printed word.

    So you know ahead of time, I will be asking a lot of dumb questions and yes there are dumb questions. I apologize ahead of time.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Shannonpeel!

    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!

    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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    Welcome.

    Interesting concept, that is, working on a story in fantasy.

    I've decided it's better to live in fantasy and use story lines of reality in my book. Having said that, twenty members here all nodded in agreement...

    Anyway, tell us a bit about your work so far. I was interested in your comment on developing characters.
     
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    hi Shannonpeel, welcome to the forums.
     
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    I spend too much of reality in fantasy..... escapism at its best.

    I didn't want to have to worry too much about real world details but use real world to develop the scene. Each short story I've been writing is from the POV of a different character to develop a more rounded characterization from inside the character and the POV of those around them. Each story has been building onto the story line creating a more complex story. Didn't start out with the goal of writing something long or complex, just trying to feel out how different people would react. You know, walk in the shoes of someone else.
     

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