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    Writer on a train

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jamez, Feb 3, 2012.

    Hi all!

    Jamez here. Quick intro: I work as a lead programmer at a game studio and some time ago I decided to put my 2 hours going to and from work on a train each day to good use. After some unsuccessful attempts at making my own games (tip: if you ever want to do this, keep your ideas small), I decided to focus on the thing I was most interested in: story. So, now I'm merrily typing away at my first novel, a supernatural thriller. On this forum I hope to learn from all of you and share what I've learned so far.

    cheers,
    Jamez
     
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    Hi James!

    Welcome to the forum :D

    Wow, working at a game studio must be awesome. Story writing sounds like a good outlet for your creative juices, although I could never write on a noisy, over crowded train. Ugh!

    Anyway, good luck with your novel and we look forward to seeing some of your work in the future :)
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Jamez!

    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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    @Midnight_Adventurer Thanks! Nice to meet you. Working at a game studio certainly has it's upsides :)

    @Banzai Thanks for the intro!

    cheers,
    Jamez
     
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    Welcome to the forums! I actually delve into game design occasionally, but writing is really more my forte.

    I hope you enjoy your time here!
     
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    Hi, I write on the train as well. You've got to do something with all that time! Welcome.
     
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    @Backbiter Thanks! I'm having fun so far :)

    @Blueflare Absolutely! You can't keep watching the scenery scroll by every day. Well, you could, but that would get rather boring...
     

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