1. ricky_smitts

    ricky_smitts New Member

    Jan 29, 2013
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    California, US

    Introduce myself...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ricky_smitts, Feb 3, 2013.

    Hello, my name is Rich. I write, mostly for fun, but it sometimes helps me sort out my thoughts, which makes it a bit therapeutic as well. I only write as a hobby, writing only when I feel the need or inspiration. If I ever get a large enough collection, or write a long enough story, I'd consider self publishing something, but I don't write to earn any money or anything so I'm not really concerned with publishing works.

    I write a little bit of poetry, and (recently) some fiction as well. I write whatever comes out when I sit down to write, and that's about the truth of it. I joined this site to see if any of my musings are any good, and if anyone, other than me and my journal, would enjoy reading them. With that; hope you all enjoy what I have to write, and I look forward to reading some good stuff from everyone else!
  2. peachalulu

    peachalulu Member Reviewer Contributor

    May 20, 2012
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    occasionally Oz , mainly Canada
    Hey welcome to the group Ricky!
  3. Trilby

    Trilby Contributor Contributor

    Jun 21, 2010
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    NE England
    Hi Rich, welcome to the forums.
  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, Rich!

    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.


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