1. capturedpotential

    capturedpotential New Member

    Oct 14, 2012
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    Hi I'm Jane, and I'm recovering writer.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by capturedpotential, Oct 16, 2012.

    Hello Everyone,

    Just wanted to introduce myself so that people don't wonder who the heck this "captured potential" is. I liked the feel of this forum (friendly), so decided to join. I am a recently graduated student that misses the critique and learning received in class. I love reading other people's works, and I try to offer something useful when I can. I don't write poetry, but very much admire those that can. I write short stories, and am just wrapping up my first novel! Yipee!! I have a very hateful relationship with comma's, but would like to learn to love them.

    I look forward to getting to know this forum further. Cheers!

    (Ps, my name is not actually Jane.)
  2. Thromnambular

    Thromnambular New Member

    Oct 1, 2012
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    Captured potential? That just makes me think of bottled lightning for some reason.
    Well, I hope you find what you need to release that potential.

    Welcome to the forums, not-Jane!
  3. Ashrynn

    Ashrynn Active Member

    Jun 3, 2011
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    If you're a recovering writer, shouldn't you be avoiding these forums?

    Are you even seeking proper medical treatment for your addiction? Have you found a sponsor? Are you a member of W.A. - Writer's Anonymous!!?

    Ahahaha, enough joking. Welcome, welcome.
  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, (not acutally) Jane!

    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.

  5. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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    Milwaukee, WI

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