1. Volcre

    Volcre New Member

    Sep 2, 2012
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    Introducing Volcre

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Volcre, Sep 2, 2012.

    Hello everyone, on this forum I'll be going as Volcre

    I've read through the site and workshop guidelines and I'm excited and impressed at the professionalism shown on this site. The main reason I'm joining is, of course, to become a better writer than I am and I'm glad to have finally found what seems to be a very active community that can offer plenty of constructive and critical feedback. Unfortunately, not a lot of my friends, family and social circle share my dream of becoming a writer (other than my brother) so the amount of feedback, constructive debate and advice that I can get there is limited.

    Just a bit about me. I'm a 20 year old university student in South Africa. I'm studying Actuarial Science 3rd year so I have a background of statistics, mathematics, accounting and economics and I read a lot of fiction and non-fiction in my free time. Even though I'm studying a business related degree, I've had this dream to be a writer since I was about 12 years old and in the last few months, I've finally made the effort to try and finish what I've started with the eventual goal of finishing the novel that I'm working on within the next year. I'm hoping to use this forum to meet people who share my interests and discuss ideas so that I can become a better writer. And hopefully I'll make a few friends along the way.

    A pleasure to meet you all, looking forward to reading and contributing
  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, Volcre!

    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 requirments. 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. auntiebetty

    auntiebetty Active Member

    Jul 6, 2012
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    Ohio, Arizona, Colorado
    We are friendly reviewers. I'm looking forward to seeing your comments on what others write and eventually to reading your work.

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