1. HajPodge

    HajPodge New Member

    Sep 28, 2012
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    Orlando, FL

    Excited 2 Join & Eager 2 Write

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HajPodge, Sep 28, 2012.

    Whats up everyone? I came across this board the other night, and after spending a couple hours reading various threads and posts I've decided to join. I have always been interested in a good book ever since I was a little kid. This board appears to be a great place to develop my writing, as well as a tool to find new books to read. From what I've seen so far the community is real helpful, and there are some talented people who use this board. I'm looking forward to meeting new people on the forums and helping one another become the writers we want to be.

    I'm currently enrolled at UCF in Orlando Florida, and throughout college I've taken composition and creative writing classes. However, I have never actually wrote a piece out of my educational career. This semester I am only taking one class so the amount of free time I have is mind boggling. I want to put my time to good use and legitimately start writing.

    Fantasy is the genre where my mind excels. My ultimate goal is to write an epic fantasy series, which I have been creating for awhile now in my mind. Sci-fi, mystery, comedy, and romance are all areas of writing that fall under epic fantasy. So in the mean time I want to write smaller pieces of these genres to practice my writing before I start my main novels.

    :D stoked to meet you all!

    P.S. an important question I have is that if we post our material on here, is it protected from plagiarism and copy right?
  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, HajPodge!

    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, 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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