1. UncleBob6958

    UncleBob6958 New Member

    Feb 11, 2012
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    Greetings and Felicitations

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by UncleBob6958, Feb 11, 2012.

    It will probably be a while before I post anything else, but I should at least say "Hello" so everyone knows who is perusing the various threads.

    I spent many years as a touring musician, but instead of drinking, drugging and wenching like most of my contemporaries I would read when on buses, planes and while waiting in dressing rooms. I mostly enjoy Fantasy and Sci-Fi - Isaac Asimov, JRR Tolkien, Frank Herbert, Harry Harrison, Piers Anthony, Terry Brooks, Vonnegut, Orson Scott Card, Anne McCaffrey, Robert Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke.

    I've spent most of my life in the entertainment industry, first as a performer, later as a music recording engineer and most recently doing audio post for film & TV. Business has been slow, and for some reason I got the writing bug. I'm currently 30,000+ words into a story based on Anne McCaffreys "Dragonriders of Pern" novels. Right now I'm still in the "regurgitation" stage, just pouring it all out as it comes into my head while following a very basic outline, although recently I've been going back to revise a few things as story points change.

    So once I've finished the first draft I'm sure I'll have a lot of questions about editing, etc. and if it's at all possible to get a fan novel published; hey, I can dream just as much as anyone!:D


    Uncle Bob
  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, Uncle Bob!

    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 and Cogito) 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. Backbiter

    Backbiter Member

    Apr 6, 2011
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    Welcome to the forums, Uncle Bob! I hope you enjoy your time here.

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