1. MaxsPanic

    MaxsPanic New Member

    Nov 22, 2012
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    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MaxsPanic, Nov 23, 2012.


    My name is Jamie and I'm from the UK. Just want to say quickly that this site is great and it has given me a lot of help and motivation to get off my lazy behind and start writing (typing).

    I used to write short stories years ago for myself as something to do in my spare time. Now however I have a new job working at a book printers. Working here has made me think about writing my own book.

    So i found this website on the internet and started doing some research into how to get started. After a few weeks of questioning whether it was something I really wanted to do or if it was a fad that would pass I thought I would make a go of it.

    So far I have put down about 500 words and I am being pulled in to the story as I go. I never thought this would happen but I am so excited about where I can take the story. I just hope it continues.

    As the story progresses I will be putting little bits on here to get peoples opinions.

  2. Banzai

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

    Mar 31, 2007
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Jamie!

    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. BritInFrance

    BritInFrance Active Member

    Nov 7, 2012
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    Central France
    Hi MaxsPanic, welcome to the forum.

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