1. Hambone

    Hambone Member

    Aug 12, 2012
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    Hello from NW Ohio

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Hambone, Aug 12, 2012.


    I am a 39 yr old construction worker from NW Ohio. My high school comp teacher turned me on to writing, said I was one of his top 3 students in 30 yrs of teaching. A very flattering compliment. I went on to college with Creative Writing as a major, although I never graduated. Over the past 20 years I have written many short stories (even was published in a local underground magazine in college), and wrote a novel (which may never see the light of day, I don't feel it was that good but it was great practice spending the three or four years getting it the way I wanted it.)

    I also play guitar in a local cover band.

    I have recently picked the pen(laptop) back up and started writing again, and I honestly fell better than ever at it. I am currently working on what should become a novel, its a fine line between general fiction and fantasy.

    I joined this forum to help master my craft, get ideas, and keep an open mind. This seems like a great place to do this. I plan to eventually gain advice on the steps it takes to approach publishers. I am not getting any younger, and have confidence in what I do, so why not put it out there and see what happens?

    So, thank you for the forum, and I hope to help and be helped in the near future.
  2. Fullmetal Xeno

    Fullmetal Xeno Protector of Literature Contributor

    Jul 15, 2011
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    Kingdom of Austniad
    Welcome to the forums, Hambone! Hopefully you will find success in publishing your first novel! It's never too late to try.
  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, Hambone!

    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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