1. blandmanblind

    blandmanblind Member

    Dec 4, 2011
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    A convenient introduction page?

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by blandmanblind, Dec 18, 2011.

    But really it is. My post: a little less than accidental.

    This is my fourteenth day as a member of this forum, and I have to say that it's been great. I like it here, and the people, and the diversity. It's nice to be among my peers.

    I'm 25 and have been writing for the past decade, incidental stuff. I have been involved in free-form RPG forums in the distant past. Places where writers are supposed to really let their creative juices flow in familiar fan-based settings. That did not always turn out to be the case. Be it disappearing members or tyrannical moderators (which I easily could have been guilty of both) none really lasted, but all these sites made me expand my own writing potential and do a lot of contemporary reading.

    Those old days of science fiction and fantasy are mostly behind me. As I've matured in my writing style, I've determined that modern fiction is where I belong. I enjoy writing about people of the here and now with problems here and now. I say it like that because these are the same problems that people have had throughout every history and genre. I once had a professor that told me that there were only 200 actual plots in existence. I believe him. These certain baselines are for every story, but the way we tell these stories is what sets them and us apart.

    I have some honest work that I would like to put before this forum of insightful individuals. I am glad that I have the opportunity.

    P.S. I really did only notice this page like two days ago. Why is the Introduction page at the bottom of the site?
  2. Banzai

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

    Mar 31, 2007
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, blandmanblind!

    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.

  3. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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    Milwaukee, WI

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