1. Drstrong

    Drstrong Active Member

    Mar 7, 2013
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    First time fiction writer

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Drstrong, Mar 11, 2013.

    My name is Steve, I'm 29, work in the engineering industry, but I thought I'd decide to put some effot into writing. I've written one short story, and working on a longer story, not too sure what I want to do with that yet.

    I really want to start writing a sci-fi/horror screenplay, something interesting, smart, and hard to follow. My inspiration for this would be Shane Carruth, the writer/director/editor of Primer, easily one of my favorite sci-fi movies.

    I seem to have a knack for dialogue, I think I have the gift to write as people would speak, not necessarily creating overly wordy dialogue, which isn't believable for the characters.

    I'll be looking forward to writing on these forums, and sharing some of my future work!
  2. Trilby

    Trilby Contributor Contributor

    Jun 21, 2010
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    NE England
    Hi Steve, welcome on board.
  3. supportivemember

    supportivemember Banned

    Feb 22, 2013
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    ("...welcome to writersform then..." replied the goblin as if typing down his thoughts upon the slot's mouth now, not sure if that in need of dialogue couldn't be met with a simple yet constant use of dialogue in anything one wrote here from this point onwards, adding "...yes, it's a bit boring seeing post after post in straight-laced text isn't it, where I imagine too a writer should have more flare than just that each time, and besides, wouldn't it be what the readers want to see too, where there are more readers here on forumland than most elsewhere these days, "...precisely goblin, save that you can't write like those humans do anyway, no, you thumb text everything knowing that most young readers haven't a clue what any of that punctuation stuff meant anyway... " replied the slot wanting the goblin would hurry up so the he could gulp down this post once more, adding "...now just get that red carpet ready, fling it down at Drstrong's feet and tell him to take bold strides upon it, and do remember not to make the post too long too either, because I suspect that nobody sane ever reads your posts this far goblin...", as a red welcoming carpet was seen rolling towards Drstrong at this point)
  4. 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, Steve!

    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. The requirements of the Writing Workshop don't apply to the contests, so new members are allowed (nay, encouraged!) to get stuck in and enter!

    If you have any questions or problems, then the moderators (myself, 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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