1. Amideus

    Amideus New Member

    Jun 6, 2012
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    Finally Saying Hello

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Amideus, Jun 14, 2012.

    Hello everyone,

    I decided to finally post an introduction thread after lurking around for awhile and making a couple of posts.

    First off, my name is Adam and I am a native Minnesotan (ya betcha). I just graduated with my bachelor's in religious studies and will be starting law school at the end of August. With Summer here, I have found myself with more time on my hands and wanted to give writing another chance.

    I've always enjoyed reading and writing. On the reading side, I've always enjoyed adventure, mystery, and fantasy with a little horror in between. I was reading Stephen King in pre-adolescence and, at the same time, grew up with Harry Potter (yes, I did start reading them early on, not after they became really popular).

    On the writing end, I've finally picked up the proverbial pen after a few years of attempting to begin a story. As an adolescent, I wrote a lot of poetry, as my generation seems to do, but in the later stages of high school, I began to want to write a novel. I got a chapter or so done and then it disappeared into the mass of files on my hard drive (and even moved from hard drive to hard drive as I upgraded my computers) until I finally came back to it just recently. The story I wanted to write was revitalized inside of me and I just began typing.

    I was looking for places to find advice and encouragement and so Google led me here.

    Anyway, I've enjoyed it so far and look forward to being here for a good time to come!

  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, Adam!

    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.

  3. chicagoliz

    chicagoliz Contributor Contributor

    May 30, 2012
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    Welcome, Adam!
    Congrats on law school -- enjoy it. It is immensely more fun than practicing law.

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