1. Warde
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    Yet another newbie...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Warde, Jul 15, 2012.

    Okay, so I've actually been on this forum for a little while now but I've mostly been lurking. I wanted to get a feel for the setup/rules here and put in some reviews before I started thinking about asking my own questions and putting my own work up for critique.

    That said, here's a little about myself. I'm a Brit currently living in the States and writing on the side while pursuing my dream of working in medicine. I've also previously worked for three years as a professional writing tutor so I'm hoping I can contribute a little to this forum on that front. Unfortunately, that was mostly for academic writing so I'm working on making the jump to reviewing (and writing) creative prose.

    At present, I'm mostly writing fantasy (particularly one large fantasy series) though I have played around with other genres in the past. My dream would be to create a fantasy novel which manages to address the nature of people and current society with the same efficacy as good science fiction (think The Sheep Look Up, Oryx and Crake, or Frankenstein). Unfortunately, I'm not even close to on a level with Brunner, Atwood, or Shelley :). All you can do is try, right?

    Anyway, nice to meet y'all! *waves*
     
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    Darkkin Reflection of a nobody Contributor

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    Lurking...Lingering in a furtive manner... :eek: One of the very best ways to learn. Welcome to the forums. Lots to see and read. Enjoy.

    - Darkkin
     
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    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Warde!

    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, 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
     
  4. Don Unsided
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    Don Unsided New Member

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    *waves back and smiles*

    Reading new member introductions has become my favorite pastime on this forum. I've got to get serious pretty soon :) But I really do feel affection for all the other new ones.

    Don U.
     
  5. Warde
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    Thank you all. It's lovely to be here.
     

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