1. CraniumInsanium

    CraniumInsanium Member

    Apr 3, 2013
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    Hi everyone, aspiring writer here

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CraniumInsanium, Apr 3, 2013.

    So as the title says, I'm a bit of an aspiring writer haha. Mostly I write fiction/fantasy, and have done poetry in the past. I also have recently been dabbling into horror thriller short story typed themed ideas.

    Recently I picked up Michael Moorcocks The Eternal Champion and was surprised to have never heard of it until now. He, Steven King, and Robert E. Howard all inspire the more macabre side.

    I guess I joined this forum to get some feedback on some of my work, and converse with other fellow writers about how they get motivated or do what they need to so they can write.

    Nice to meet you all!
  2. Rebel Yellow

    Rebel Yellow Active Member

    Feb 17, 2012
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    Welcome to the community Cranium! I hope you enjoy your time around here.
  3. Markpearce17

    Markpearce17 New Member

    Feb 16, 2013
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    Shropshire, UK
    Welcome Cranium
    I'm a fairly new member on the site. I guess most of us are here for the same reasons as you. Good luck, hope it meets your needs.
  4. 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, CraniumInsanium!

    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.

  5. edamame

    edamame Contributor Contributor

    Apr 5, 2013
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    I'm also new around here. Nice to meet an fellow aspiring writer!

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