1. SomeWannabe

    SomeWannabe New Member

    Mar 3, 2013
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    A Humble Hello ^^

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SomeWannabe, Mar 3, 2013.

    Um... Not quite sure what to say.

    I'm not an experienced writer by any stretch of the imagination. I write for fun, mostly fanfiction... Yes, yes. One of those fangirls/fanboys who think they can throw together a heap of 1337 chat speak, a non-existent plot, and characters reduced to caricatures of their original selves and call that a story. Don't pretend you don't scoff at us, you have every right to do so.


    So, yeah. Lately, I've been finding some of the work of my fellow fangirls/boys excruciatingly painful to read. So, I've gone around reading writing guides from people I assume are the "pros" and I've come to realize how many things I do wrong in my average page-long fanfic.

    Bottom line, I'm here to learn. And hopefully I don't step on too many toes while I'm here.

  2. Rebel Yellow

    Rebel Yellow Active Member

    Feb 17, 2012
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    You've made the right choice by joining these forums. Welcome aboard!
  3. Trilby

    Trilby Contributor Contributor

    Jun 21, 2010
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    NE England
    hello and welcome on board!
  4. 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, SomeWannabe!

    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. The requirements of the Writing Workshop don't apply to the contests, so new members are allowed (nay, encouraged!) to get stuck in and enter!

    If you have any questions or problems, then the moderators (myself, 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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