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  1. Alex000000

    Alex000000 New Member

    Oct 28, 2012
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    I hate introductions...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Alex000000, Oct 28, 2012.

    Right, well, hello. As you've probably guessed I don't like writing introductions. Actually, I think it's fairly safe to say that this is my first time writing an introduction for a forum, so excuse me if reading this is a complete waste of your time and bores you to death -- if it does feel free to haunt me. If you do feel the need to come and haunt me I'll give you a hint: start looking in England.

    Anyway, I'm Alex, I live in England and I'm 16. I finished school last summer and now that I'm in college doing an Electrical Engineering course I don't get much chance to do much writing, and I've been looking around for things to write and not found much inspiration or feedback, and there's only so much satisfaction that can be gained from writing just for your own purposes, so when I discovered this I thought I might as well join -- and maybe improve my skills. Most of what I write is quite dark and depressive, so it'll also be a good idea for me to branch out a bit and make things a little happier.

    That's pretty much all about me, I look forward to learning some stuff and hopefully writing a bit more.

  2. 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, Alex!

    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.

  3. Alex Gaddy

    Alex Gaddy New Member

    Nov 9, 2012
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    In college at sixteen? Holy cow. If your writing career fails, and you still retain the electrical knowledge...you just may have a promising career as an evil genius. ;)

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