1. DeVerlorenZoon

    DeVerlorenZoon New Member

    Dec 1, 2011
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    As is the case...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DeVerlorenZoon, Dec 3, 2011.

    with most of you (I assume), I’m looking for a supportive environment who dares me to reach my literary summit.

    I hope this is the place.

    A little bit about myself: I was born and raised in Suriname (a small country blessed with pure and luscious Amazonian rainforest on the north border of Brazil, South America) and moved to the Netherlands to study Chemical Engineering at the Technical University in Delft.

    I’m telling you this so you can understand my daily battle with a case of extreme boredom. Technical work (in my own experience) means certain death to (my) imagination, a trait I value highly…especially in myself.

    It is this boredom, this desire to lose myself in imagination, that led me here. But it isn’t this alone…for I have an extra ‘impediment’ which makes the road a bit more bumpy: I want to write (and am currently writing) English fiction while Dutch is my native language.

    Why not write in Dutch? Simple: English is a far more beautiful and rich language. There are more words to describe the phenomenal world and is so much more able to capture certain subtleties so often lost in Dutch language.

    What have I written so far? Just short stories, poems and philosophical discourses, all of which I distribute among my friends or whoever I can find to be victimized by my stories.

    I’m interested in the ‘bizarre and the weird’ (Poe is one of my favorite authors) and, as consequence, all my stories deal with these qualities.

    I hope I can learn from you and be inspired to write more and, of course, better than I do now.

    Hi everyone!

    My name is DeVerlorenZoon (which means “The Lost Son” in Dutch)

    Hope to speak to you soon!
  2. Tesoro

    Tesoro Contributor Contributor

    Jan 3, 2011
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    welcome, nice to meet you! :)
  3. Banzai

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

    Mar 31, 2007
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, DeVerlorenZoon!

    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.

  4. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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    Milwaukee, WI

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