1. JacobThePoet

    JacobThePoet New Member

    Aug 21, 2012
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    Hey everyone

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JacobThePoet, Aug 21, 2012.

    I've never been sure how these forum introductions go, but I guess I'll give it a shot by giving a little information about me.

    I'm a recent college grad, and I'm working in the Chicago area. My degree was in economics, so that really influences a lot of the way I see the world. Plus, I'm going into a super super corporate type job, so that also influences a lot of how I see the world. If you have any questions about economics or the workings of corporate life, you can ask me and I'll try to answer them to the best of my ability.

    I wrote a ton in high school, and then I kind of fell off the wagon when college started. But post-college, I've unearthed some of my old writings and I've been overtaken with the urge to start again. This might be a completely mistaken notion, but I also feel like the college has given me some level of legitimacy to talk about life. I hope you guys will give me a swift kick in the ass if I'm wrong.

    Really, I'm excited to find a forum dedicated to the writing craft, and I hope that I contribute intelligently and productively to discussion. I'm looking forward to meeting you all.

  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, JacobThePoet!

    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. Walshy1595

    Walshy1595 New Member

    Aug 15, 2012
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    Welcome, Jacob. Enjoy your stay here, I'm sure it will be wonderful

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