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  1. AHoffWriting

    AHoffWriting New Member

    Jan 8, 2013
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    Hey Writing Forums!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AHoffWriting, Jan 8, 2013.

    Found the place a few days ago and just had to sign up.

    As a brief introduction, I've been a self-published occult author for some years now, and just recently started on writing fiction about six months ago. I'm still unsure if I have the potential to get something picked up by a real publisher, and feel I could use some friendly pointers and advice, but this seems to be what I'll be trying to do off & on for however long it takes. I'm in no rush, of course, and I enjoy the process.

    I'm hoping to learn a lot here that I couldn't elsewhere.
    Thanks for having me, and BEST OF LUCK on all your creative endeavors.
  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, AHoffWriting!

    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.

    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. Trilby

    Trilby Contributing Member Contributor

    Jun 21, 2010
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    NE England
    Hi and welcome to the forums.
  4. J.A.K.

    J.A.K. Member

    Jan 9, 2013
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    Hello there AHoffWriting! I'm J.A.K. and I am a fairly new amateur writer from Georgia. Welcome to the forums!

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