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  1. underthegun

    underthegun New Member

    Jan 12, 2012
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    Hello World!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by underthegun, Jan 12, 2012.

    Hey guys,
    So I found this website when I was working on an idea for a book I have. I thought to myself "I need a place where I can get advice". I turned to Google and came here, the best looking writing forum (in terms of content of course) I've found.

    That said... I'm 29, I live in Atlanta, and I've been writing two books over the last 2 years. Sure I could have had both of them written by now but I find it hard to concentrate on just one subject at a time. So I generally split my time between these two books and other various hobbies I have.

    For a living... I do web development. Code, design, content creation, you name it!

    For a hobby... well I'm a paranormal investigator and have been for the last 10 years. I would like to tell you that my writing doesn't reflect this (as I imagine quite a few of you are not into it) but I've always been told to write what you know. Well, I know ghost hunting LOL.

    While I'll admit one of my books is about personal supernatural experiences I've had in my life the other is a fiction book. But I've always had this other idea in the back of my head for another type of book and that's primarily why I'm here. I'm going to be looking around and see what more you guys have to offer!
  2. 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, underthegun!

    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.

  3. Dragon Boy

    Dragon Boy Member

    Dec 25, 2011
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    Welcome to the forums UTG. This is quite a fascinating introduction and I hope to have the chance to read excerpts from your work in the future.
  4. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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    Milwaukee, WI

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