1. Elfin

    Elfin New Member

    Dec 7, 2012
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    North of the 51st lattitude.

    Checking in

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Elfin, Dec 7, 2012.

    Give me a second as I remove my heavy winter coat, laced with the lovely snow we are getting up here today.
    My fingers are a bit numb from the cold and I will need a tissue in very short order, appologies.

    Do I need to remove my boots?
    No? Aaah, much appreciated! I will try to tap the slush and snow off them before walking all over your lovely carpet however.

    I see the fireplace is going and the seat are confortable, lots of table to choose from...excellent!
    This place did look remarquably inviting from the outside. I've eavetropped a bit and finally decided to step in and join you. I see there is many rooms to explore and so many of you to meet and read!

    I sense that this will be a interesting place for me to come to unwind after some gruelling wrestling match with my novel in progress.

    In the words of someone considerably more elloquant and witty then I (Spider Robinson) <<Joy shared is multiplied, Pain shared is diminshed>>-Or something to that effect, my memory was always sharper for the intent rather then the letter.

    I generally enjoy Urban Fantasy as my mainstay (both in books and in television) and yet, interestingly ennough, my current challenge and source of frustration (and pleasure) that brings me here is a thriller with some sci-fi undertone.

    My pricipal foes: grammar, and "over thinking" or rather "over explaining".
    My most frequently used keyboard key: the backspace.

    This writting affliction is happily supported by my full time job and tempered by my other obligations to various pets and livestock and my familly.

    Hoping to return soon!
  2. peachalulu

    peachalulu Member Reviewer Contributor

    May 20, 2012
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    occasionally Oz , mainly Canada
    Hey welcome to the group Elfin - loved your intro!
  3. 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, Elfin!

    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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