1. Lightning

    Lightning New Member

    Apr 9, 2012
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    The Void

    Hello, Lightning here!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lightning, Apr 9, 2012.


    I am known as Lightning, I'm a 15 year old male living in Melbourne Australia. The name 'Lightning' comes from my natural love and affinity of lightning and electricity coupled with my 'lightning fast' reflexs and thoughts.

    I enjoy writing, reading, fishing, shooting, archery and generally things that challenge and engage my mind. I'm currently working on my first fully book but I have drafted dozens of ideas. At this present time I have around 34,000 words and lots more on character biographies etc. This number is always growing of course. I'm currently in secondary school and while it may be far-fetched, I really want to have a published novel before I graduate. Even if I don't, I'll be working through it the whole time.

    My dream in life is to be a successful writer, and overshooting Harry Potter and Twilight are definitely dreams of mine. Personally however it isn't really about the money, although I would love to be able to live as a writer. It's more about people being interested and spending time getting to know my characters and writing fan-fics and things like that. Just getting people to enjoy the story and appreciate that I wrote it. It's all that I ask.

    Thanks for paying attention to little electric me, Lightning
  2. superpsycho

    superpsycho New Member

    Feb 28, 2012
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    Welcome to the forum Lightning. Hope it provides the guidance and information that will move you closer to your goals as a writer. It's a real good Idea to read the rules. I think you may find them useful. There are a lot of things you can get involved in here, so dive in. Feel free to participate when your ready.
  3. JessWrite

    JessWrite Word Nerd & Proud! Contributor

    Aug 13, 2011
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    My Old Kentucky Home
    Welcome to the forums, Lightning! I love Australia, although I've never traveled there, I have friends from there. I hope you enjoy your time here! :)
  4. 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, Lightning!

    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.


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