1. misfitmagic

    misfitmagic New Member

    Aug 20, 2012
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    Oxford, UK

    From facts to fiction...beware, newbie creator approaching!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by misfitmagic, Aug 20, 2012.

    Hi Everyone,

    This is my first time joining any sort of writing forum so please be gentle :) In all seriousness, I'm really looking forward to being part of a creative writing community. My background is in journalism and public relations and as such, my comfort zone is writing factually and to a somewhat formulaic structure. I'm keen to pursue fiction writing and want to start entering writing competitions and exploring my creative side. I'm especially keen to pick up hints and tips around character development and dialogue.

    Again, I'm excited to have finally got myself together to join and I look forward to being part of the forum.

  2. ArtWander

    ArtWander New Member

    Jan 24, 2011
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    A new member? Quick! Grab the spiked whip!
    What I meant to say is, welcome to the forum! :)
  3. Banzai

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

    Mar 31, 2007
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, misfitmagic!

    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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