1. TheDevilofParis

    TheDevilofParis New Member

    May 21, 2012
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    In a musty attic

    Hello, fellow writers

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TheDevilofParis, May 21, 2012.


    I've joined this forum in the hope of meeting others who share my interest. Writing is very important to me, as an outlet for thoughts and emotions that seem to weigh down on one's psyche when repressed. I'm an avid reader of fiction, with a preference for stories that make their readers uncomfortable, notably horror and dystopian novels. I also enjoy poetry, though I must admit that I have trouble appreciating most contemporary poems in their aesthetic value.

    Besides literature, I'm interested in music, cinema, and any studies of the human and its behavior: psychology, sociology, anthropology, theology, philosophy are some examples. I am looking forward to sharing my writing with you in order to hear your interpretations and critiques of what I create. I am equally eager to read this community's writing and to enrich my personal culture with fellow writers' works.

    I hope to speak to you very soon.
  2. JessWrite

    JessWrite Word Nerd & Proud! Contributor

    Aug 13, 2011
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    My Old Kentucky Home
    Welcome to the Forums, TheDevilofParis! I hope you enjoy your time here, it's such a great place to hang out and learn. I look forward to reading some of your writings. :)
  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, TheDevilofParis!

    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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