1. northernpsyche

    northernpsyche New Member

    Oct 5, 2012
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    Hi from Notts

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by northernpsyche, Oct 6, 2012.

    Hi everyone, like the cat from Edinburgh I also missed the intro section and jumped right in with queries. So sorry about that.
    I have told lots of stories in my time but now it's time to write some stuff down. My reading interests are many and varied and change over time.
    Probably read most of Iain M Bank's stuff and Stephen Baxters. Currently on Ken Mcleoad and loving it. Richard Price. Love Irvine Welch's short stories too. I could go on and on...

    For my own writing I want to start with gangster type stuff. Think a literal Tarantino.
    I've started a short story and it's took on a life of its own, it's now a novel with a beginning middle and end. Just needs writing now. Working full time means it will take a while, so I'm parking that and going to write some short stories to enable me to develop as a writer and get feedback.
    Here to learn and to contribute to this community.
    Speak soon.
  2. ranjit23das

    ranjit23das Member

    Jul 29, 2012
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    Leeds, UK
    Hi Northern

    welcome to the community. Look foward to reading your stories soon.
  3. Banzai

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

    Mar 31, 2007
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, northernpsyche!

    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.

  4. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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    Milwaukee, WI

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