1. NumberOneChin

    NumberOneChin New Member

    Jul 12, 2012
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    Good morning, afternoon or evening

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by NumberOneChin, Jul 12, 2012.

    Evening all.

    My name's Nick, but I'm fine with being called 'Chin'. It's an affectionate nickname attributed to me because I apparently have a disproportionate chin. Ah, we all have our flaws! I enjoy writing silly stories for my friends, which stemmed from writing a letter of complaint to a girl I liked at my place of work. I primarily write with me as the protagonist, but I would like to develop my skills and move on to bigger and better things with my stories, which is where I hope this forum will help. My main flaw when it comes to writing is that I often forget to be descriptive, so you might be left with questions like, "Hang on, but what did the man look like? How was he dressed? Did he have a particular odour? How did he walk?"

    ...Hang on. Brainwave! I think I might need to ask myself questions as I'm reading it back to myself. Pah, that's something to do after the first draft, eh?

    I look forward to participating and reading many of your works. After all, reading is an important part of being a budding author!

  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, Chin!

    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. bsbvermont

    bsbvermont Active Member

    Jul 13, 2012
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    Hi Chin...I get it...the ADD brain shoots ahead and all those details are in the head not on the paper. I think this forum will be great for folks like us. I'm a newbie too, and hope having some other eyes will catch my occasional runaway train.

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