1. Pritchard

    Pritchard New Member

    Apr 1, 2013
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    Hello fellow members...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Pritchard, Apr 1, 2013.

    Hello everyone, I'm Pritchard (I seem to love using my surname over my Christian name!)

    I started writing and reading regularly when I was about seven years old and from this I learned "the tricks of the trade", if you will. Unfortunately, due to other interests, I seemed to stop writing and reading after about three years or so.

    It was only this January (2013) that I regained my interest in writing. I had an idea for a story in my head that I really wanted to get out. One night, whilst sitting down, I just thought to myself: 'Why don't you get into writing again?' I suddenly got up and, through pacing (all great writers should be great pacers), I started plotting the story (as it wasn't that well thought out at this point) in my head.

    I haven't gotten to the writing process yet though. I'd like to learn some tips from reading this forum which I'm very happy to have found (this doesn't mean I'll be lurking or have little experience or knowledge of writing by the way.)

    I hope to have a good time on this forum! Bye for now!
  2. KRHolbrook

    KRHolbrook Member

    May 4, 2012
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    And a hello to you, too!

    I had a span where I'd stopped writing and reading as well due to other interests (mine were video games, and kind of still are), but no matter how many years I didn't put my writing to use, my novel idea remained. Looking forward to seeing some of your writing when the creativity sparks. I'm more of a critiquer here than anything else. :]
  3. 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, Pritchard!

    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.

  4. Rebel Yellow

    Rebel Yellow Active Member

    Feb 17, 2012
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    Welcome to the community Pritchard!
  5. funkybassmannick

    funkybassmannick New Member

    Mar 22, 2011
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    Chicago, IL
    Welcome to WF! I hope you find it as useful as I have :)

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