GHMP New Member

    May 4, 2012
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    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by GHMP, May 6, 2012.

    Hey everyone,

    I recently found this community when I decided to start trying harder at being a better writer instead of amateurishly dawdling along for the rest of my days.

    I don't participate in many forums. The only other forum I frequently read is GameDev.net because I'm very interested in gaming and game development. I spend my time developing my game projects and writing, and I'm pretty much as as nonathletic as you can get. I'm interested in high fantasy and sci-fi. I don't find myself caring for stories set in this world very often. I hate the Harry Potter series, primarily because I think it has more holes in it than a slice of Swiss cheese and has an uninteresting, dull magic system. I don't consider myself any better than a novice writer.

    Sadly, I've never truly finished a writing project due to being sidetracked and/or losing interest. I hope to finish some of the things I've been working on lately with the knowledge I'll gain from hanging around these forums.
  2. Faust

    Faust Active Member

    Jul 2, 2010
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    Amongst the Populace [Michigan]
    Welcome to WF, I'm sure you'll find lots of interesting tidbits, I know I have.

    I have dabbled in game design as well. Building your writing skills truly helps with the process.

    Best wishes~
  3. 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, GHMP!

    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.


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