1. adam_duckworth

    adam_duckworth New Member

    Jan 23, 2013
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    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by adam_duckworth, Jan 24, 2013.

    So hi!
    My name is Adam Duckworth. I've had a few things published, but a marriage and a five month old son kind of got in the way of me being creative for a while (not that I'm not happy with either one of those things. Very happy, of course).
    So, I've signed up to this forum to get to know other people who work in the craft and use this as an opportunity to better my skills. Iron sharpens iron, so I'm hoping that's what happens here.
    My favorite fiction authors are Stephen King and C.S. Lewis (and I know that he can fit into the non-fiction category as well). I also like to read a lot on post modern theology, so I spend a lot of time with Rob Bell, Brian McLaren, and Don Miller (100 cool points a piece if you know those names).
    Anyway, nice to meet you.
  2. BritInFrance

    BritInFrance Active Member

    Nov 7, 2012
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    Central France
    Hi Adam, welcome to the forum. No cool points for me, I'm afraid! Good to have you on board!
  3. Trilby

    Trilby Contributor Contributor

    Jun 21, 2010
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    Hi Adam, welcome to the forums.
  4. Banzai

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

    Mar 31, 2007
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Adam!

    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.


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