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  1. Gfire

    Gfire Member

    Nov 13, 2011
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    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Gfire, Nov 13, 2011.

    Hi everyone.

    Recently I've been doing some writing, and when looking for some answers I stumbled upon this site.

    I've been writing for quite a while, ever since I was young I aspired to write fantasy fiction novels. Unfortunately, growing up, as I became smarter I continually scrapped my ideas. An idea that a ten-year-old came up with seems pretty silly to a fourteen-year old. I'm also a bit of a perfectionist, and spend too much time writing about histories and setting and things like that, it's hard for me to actually sit down and complete a book.

    Anyway, lately I've been at it again, and I want to write my first complete novel. I've decided at the very least I can take some of my scrapped ideas from years ago and keep them archived as other stories that might exist in the same world at a different time in history. I'm getting together some ideas and characters for my story, and I'm hoping to complete it in a decent amount of time.

    My main weakness as a writer is probably the fact that I don't read very much. Partially because I've always liked to be on the creative side of things; I typically like interactive media, such as video games over TV or Movies. I've also never been very good at reading, I was always really slow. I can rarely read for long periods of time, and I find it straining. Although I love delving deep into lore and being a nerd when it comes to fantasy stuff, I find myself only reading from a few series and authors, often children's because it is quick and easy, and has a nostalgic factor, while still being entertaining. It's been years since I actually consistently spent time reading books. I'm interested in reading about fantasy worlds and everything, but it was never enough for me to spend large amounts of time on it.
  2. Banzai

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

    Mar 31, 2007
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Gfire!

    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. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

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  4. Jdry

    Jdry Member

    Oct 29, 2011
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    The middle of nowhere
    Welcome! :)
  5. Eunoia

    Eunoia Contributing Member Contributor

    Mar 8, 2010
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    Welcome. :)
    You should maybe try reading short stories instead if reading for a long time is straining.

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