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    To shyly make the acquaintance of everyone...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PhantomKorillon, Jan 18, 2013.

    Hello... My name is Elliott, but I prefer 'Korillon'.

    I've been wanting to join some sort of creative writing community website for a while now, but I had just made the assumption that they would all have an age restriction of eighteen or over (when I am in fact thirteen years of age). Apparently not, as this forum accepted my date of birth without issue...

    I'm socially awkward and quite shy, although I can come across as rude. I take more interest in learning than in people.

    I thoroughly enjoy creative writing and have been doing so since I was ten, although the work I produced back then was absolutely appalling. I also have great interest in foreign languages and word etymology. I am learning Latin, Spanish and French at my school and am trying to teach myself Japanese by listening to Japanese songs. I also want to eventually learn Icelandic.

    This website seems to be 'right up my street', as one might say, and I am looking forward to using it.
     
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    Hi Korillon, welcome to the forum. Good to have you on board :)
     
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    Hi Korillon, there are quite a number of young people on this site; you'll fit in fine. Welcome to the forums!
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Korillon!

    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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    Hi Korillon. I’m new here too. You are only thirteen and enjoy writing. That is great. I can’t think of a better activity to be engaged in. Through writing, we explore new ideas, we create new worlds, we experience new feelings and I think we get to know people, which is important. I get the shyness. I was so shy when I was young, it hurt, but I found that people are so diverse, they are so clever and so resourceful that I gradually became attracted to conversation. And through conversation, my ideas developed and I found solutions to my problems, shyness being one of them. So I would humbly recommend that you get to know people and that you try to understand what motivates them; by doing so you will become a writer and by doing so well you will become a great writer.
     
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    I just wanted to add that your choosing to learn other languages could be key to your becoming a writer. A number of very good writers not only have extensive knowledge of other languages and cultures, they often choose to expatriate themselves in order to experience new ways of seeing the world. But make sure that in doing so you do not weaken your grasp of your mother tongue.
     

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