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    With fingers trembling over the keyboard, the new member wrote the following...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JJ_Maxx, Oct 8, 2012.

    I figured my frist post should have a good hook!

    My name is J.J. Maxx and I enjoy reading and writing! I was looking for a good place to enjoy the company of other scholars and gentlemen alike! (...and gentleladies. ;))

    My favorite authors are Douglas Adams, Orson Scott Card, Beth Revis, of course Tolkien and most classical authors.

    My writing strength is descriptions and my writing weakness is dialogue.

    I would like to thank everyone ahead of time for posting in this thread and I am looking forward to making new friends and improving my writing!

    Tally ho! :)

    Jason James Maxximillion, Esq.
     
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    "Hello there" said the forum member in an "Eddie the shipboard computer" voice.
     
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    JJ never quite understood why the onboard computer was so pleasant all the time. What did it have to look forward to? Entropy, that's what. One day, all of its circuit boards, wiring and speakers would rust and decay. He thought maybe he should have a personal conversation with the computer and bring it down a peg or two, but in the end decided to have some tea and think of lighter things.

    ;)
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, JJ_Maxx!

    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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    Thank you all!
     

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