1. JoshuaFourth

    JoshuaFourth New Member

    Nov 18, 2011
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    Bournemouth, UK

    Hey, I'm Josh

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JoshuaFourth, Nov 18, 2011.

    Hi everyone, my name's Josh.
    I'm a university student at Bournemouth Uni, currently in my third year. I'm doing a creative dissertation at the moment, which entails me putting together the first 5,000 words of a much longer novel. I've been lurking on here for a bit, picking up tips and ideas about plotting and character development and I decided to get involved.

    I hope to show you some of my work at some point, I'm interested to know what you think. Once my dissertation's been officially marked I'll be able to upload it and I'd really love feedback from people in love with books. I'm hoping to take it further than just 5,000 words and perhaps find a literary agent to help me publish it (that's the dream anyway)
    I look forward to getting to know you all, it's been a while since I've been a member of a forum!
  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, Josh! Bournemouth is a nice part of the country.

    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. Eunoia

    Eunoia Contributor Contributor

    Mar 8, 2010
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    Welcome, Josh. :)
    I have to do something similar for one of my modules (in my third year at uni too).
  4. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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    Milwaukee, WI

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