1. dgorski08

    dgorski08 New Member

    Jan 7, 2013
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    Endwell, New York, United States

    Hello All!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dgorski08, Jan 12, 2013.

    Hi there! I've been a member of this forum for a couple of weeks now, but only submitted my first post today. I'm rather shy in real life, but it struck me as odd that this personality trait transferred over into the digital realm. I think I've just been very cautious to post because most of the posts I have come across have been asking for advice, and as someone who is relatively new to the writing scene (I've been writing forever, but only recently have begun to take it seriously) I don't feel like I'm much qualified to give advice. I also find the RPG section fascinating and I love reading the stories, though my busy schedule limits the time I have available to post, so I never have been able to really get involved there.

    Anyway, I'm 22 years old and a first-year college student at my local community college in Broome County, NY. I'm looking forward to transferring somewhere far, far away as soon as I possibly can (UCLA is my first choice). My current major is psychology, and I have my eyes set on a Masters of Social Work and a Ph.D. of Psychology. Writing is my hobby and my passion, and while I think I'm quite talented at it, I don't believe that I have what it takes to set myself apart from the massive crowd of aspiring authors so I will probably never make a career out of it. It will remain a hobby for now.

    But I look forward to meeting all of you and interacting on this website, I feel like it's a very promising place to pick up a few skills to advance my writing just that much more. Happy writing all, hope to see you soon!
  2. Banzai

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

    Mar 31, 2007
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, dgorski08!

    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.

    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. Trilby

    Trilby Contributor Contributor

    Jun 21, 2010
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    NE England
    Hello and welcome to the site.

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