1. divided_crown

    divided_crown Member

    Oct 4, 2010
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    Aberystwyth, United Kingdom

    Dropping in - again

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by divided_crown, Nov 15, 2011.

    Greetings to all!

    Although I have been a long-time lurker, I don't think I have ever had the opportunity to really use this forum during the past year (which I spent in China), so I shall now make up that missed opportunity.

    I am originally from Germany, 22 years old and currently doing a Master's degree in Aberystwyth, Wales. By academic discipline, I'm a sinologist, but while my writing interest incorporate some of my rather obscure knowledge about China, I am mostly focused on low-tech science fiction (I try to avoid the term steampunk for several reasons) and world-building right now. I haven't really "finished" any story so far, that is brought it to a state I am happy with, but maybe being a part of this forum will give me the motivation to do so.

    In any case, I am looking forward to participating in this community and contributing reviews and advice if needed. If you have any research-related questions on German or Chinese history and culture as well as language, feel free to contact me!

  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, divided_crown!

    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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