1. rodney adams

    rodney adams Member

    Feb 14, 2013
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    Hello, world!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rodney adams, Feb 21, 2013.

    First of all, if you didn't get the reference in the title, shame on you!

    Second, Hello!

    I'm Rodney, age 18, and going into the Navy.

    In my freshman year of high school I wrote a 50 page (short story or novelette?) fantasy similar to The Odyssey and ever since then, I have loved the idea and thought of writing, but never actually got around to it. I've led a fairly busy life so far, and I plan on keeping it that way. However, I realized that if I want to write as a hobby I need to start sooner or later, so this is me starting!

    That's me in a nutshell, and from what I can see, a lot of the people on this forum are good folk, I hope to be an active member for years to come
  2. Rebel Yellow

    Rebel Yellow Active Member

    Feb 17, 2012
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    Welcome to the forums Rodney! You came to the right place.
  3. Trilby

    Trilby Contributor Contributor

    Jun 21, 2010
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    NE England
    Hi Rodney, welcome to the forums.
  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, Rodney!

    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 requirements. 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. The requirements of the Writing Workshop don't apply to the contests, so new members are allowed (nay, encouraged!) to get stuck in and enter!

    If you have any questions or problems, then the moderators (myself, 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.

  5. Luca Rossi

    Luca Rossi New Member

    Feb 12, 2013
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    Turin, Italy, Italy
    Good luck for your job in the Navy. I look forward to read your novelette!

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