1. DuckThatQuacks

    DuckThatQuacks New Member

    Jun 24, 2012
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    Hello World

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DuckThatQuacks, Jun 24, 2012.

    Hello all. I'm not sure what to say here, so I'll go with explaining my reasons for joining these forums: I run RPG campaigns, set in my own world, with my own plots, etc. I'm increasingly proud of my world, the adventures I come up with, long-term plot arcs with surprising (to me) depth, etc. I've been thinking more and more about writing some stories set in the world, but I've never done much writing before (my experience is limited to Dwarf Fortress Succession Games), and the task has proved rather daunting (I should note that I do very little written preparation for my RPG -- it all resides in my head; getting it out to paper is hard). I'm looking for something to motivate me to practice writing, and thought that this forum might fit the bill.
  2. Banzai

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

    Mar 31, 2007
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, DuckThatQuacks!

    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.

  3. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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    Milwaukee, WI

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