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  1. Farmer Fred

    Farmer Fred New Member

    Apr 18, 2020
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    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Farmer Fred, Apr 19, 2020.

    Howdy, folks! It sure is good to be a part of this here site. I'm a young man in Southern Appalachia who has a penchant for all sorts of writing. If I had to describe my usual work in one word, I would say that it is abstract. I'm better at writing single scenes that aren't quite rooted in reality than full-fledged stories, but I hope I'll get better at putting a whole narrative together sometime. Off to the side, I tend to write political material as well. All things considered, I'm not too shabby at smudging words together and seeing what fits.
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  2. SethLoki

    SethLoki Retired Autodidact Contributor

    Jan 1, 2011
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    Manchester UK
    Howdy II,
    sown the seeds of a catchy read there. An Unshabby Smudger’s Guide through Unrooted Reality.

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  3. jannert

    jannert Retired Mod Supporter Contributor

    Mar 7, 2013
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    Howdy, there, Farmer Fred! :)

    I’m one of the forum moderators, and I want to welcome you to the forum.

    Sounds like you already have the makings of possibly a Flash Fiction author. Short 'scenes,' etc. So you might want to check out that section of our forum. We even have contests, which you can enter more or less right away ...although I believe most of the Flash Fiction contests are prompted. But still. Check it out. You might be able to dive in straight away.

    In order to help you get oriented and get settled, here are a couple of links I strongly recommend that you read at the start, if you haven’t already. They will give you a good idea of how we operate here on the forum:

    New Member Quick Start

    Forum Rules

    You will notice in the New Member Quick Start that in order to post your work in the Workshop area—the only area of the forum where you are allowed to ask for feedback—you will need to do at least two critiques for other people, in exchange for receiving feedback on one of your own pieces of work. This site is designed around the concept of members helping each other out by ‘paying it forward’—through our two-for-one critique system. Do two critiques, THEN you can post something of your own. This advance 2:1 ratio lasts as long as your membership here.

    In order to help you get started doing critiques, here is a link to a good article written by one of our former moderators: https://www.writingforums.org/threads/constructive-critiques.20627/

    One of the popular areas of our forum is our contest section. There is a monthly contest running for Short Stories, Flash Fiction and Poetry. You can enter these ongoing contests, even as a new member. And we really encourage you to visit the site, read the current entries, and vote for your favourite when the voting period starts. This means a lot to the people who have written these entries. And it will also give you a good idea of what our members are capable of writing.

    While the Role Playing Game section is not new, it’s being given a revamp. So if you are interested in playing and writing Role Playing Games, you might want to visit this section and get in on the fun. https://www.writingforums.org/threads/resurrecting-the-dead-rpg-section-rebuild.165055/

    I hope you have fun getting to know us and let us get to know you, via the posts you make. Please feel free to explore the forum. There is a lot under the hood. This site map might help you find your way around more quickly than the menu bars do, so feel free to use it. https://www.writingforums.org/faq/

    If you encounter any difficulties, don’t hesitate to contact me or one of the other moderators, whose names appear in yellow at the bottom of the Community page. We will be glad to help.

    Again, welcome!

    Cheers for now,

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