1. richardclayton53

    richardclayton53 Member

    Mar 3, 2013
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    Northampton, UK

    Hi All, from an aspiring writer!!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by richardclayton53, Mar 3, 2013.

    Just thought i'd pop in and introduce myself to the forum!

    My name is Richard and i'm from Northants in the UK! I have self published a few short stories on amazon, mostly of the horror genre and in the general style of Stephen King! I have a wide range of reading tastes, from the aforementioned Master of Horror, to Joe Abercrombie, Ray Bradbury, John Steinbeck and David Mitchell.

    I am looking forward to making new friends, and helping with the dishing out of advice to the aspiring writer types!!

    Also i'm a type 1 diabetic, now there's a random fact about me! :)

    Thanks again

    Richard Clayton
  2. minstrel

    minstrel Leader of the Insquirrelgency Staff Supporter Contributor

    Jul 11, 2010
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    Near Los Angeles
    Welcome aboard, Richard!
  3. Banzai

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

    Mar 31, 2007
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Richard!

    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. The requirements of the Writing Workshop don't apply to the contests, so new members are allowed (nay, encouraged!) to get stuck in and enter!

    If you have any questions or problems, then the moderators (myself, 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.

  4. Trilby

    Trilby Contributor Contributor

    Jun 21, 2010
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    NE England
    Hi Richard, welcome to the forums.

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