1. darrenwhite

    darrenwhite New Member

    Oct 21, 2012
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    SE England

    A big hello from a newbie!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by darrenwhite, Oct 21, 2012.

    Hello all, just joined and hoping to find a forum that I can learn from, and hopefully pass on anything that I've learnt.

    Since 1992 I have written three unpublished novels, mostly science fiction, and two motion picture screenplay and dozens of short stories. My novels "theFomalhautPlague" and "Glorious" will be available soon as ebooks. My third "World War A" will follow, hopefully in 2013/14. My film screenplays are called "Firewall" and "Glorious". "Firewall" was once with a production house and director of some repute, while "Glorious" was long short-listed in the Orange Path screen writing competition. Fourteen of my short stories will soon be collected in the anthology ebook "Memes of Loss and Devotion".

    I have a degree in Business Information Systems (computer science). Since the mid 1990's I have worked in the information technology industry. I am a Chartered Information Technology Professional, a Member of the British Computer Society and an Incorporated Engineer. I am also a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator and have a (lapsed) PRINCE2 Practitioner Certification in Project Management.

    If anyone every wants any insight from the world of IT for their writing (tech speak for dialogue etc, etc) then just ask. I'll be only too willing to help.

    Any suggests on what I should do first on the forum?

    Darren White
  2. Banzai

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

    Mar 31, 2007
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    Reading, UK
    Welcome to Writing Forums, Darren!

    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.


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