1. richardclayton53

    richardclayton53 Member

    Mar 3, 2013
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    Northampton, UK

    Just a quick Hi to everyone!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by richardclayton53, Mar 13, 2013.

    Hi all!

    Well where to start, i'm new to the site, so have a little about myself! :) I'm a 34 year old IT guy from the midlands (ish) who has a passion for reading and writing of all kinds. My literary heroes are many, but include the likes of Joe Abercrombie, Clive Barker, Karen Maitland and the mighty Steinbeck among others. Perhaps my greatest hero however is Mr Stephen King, and it was through reading his stories that prompted me to get into writing in the first place!

    What else can i say; oh i'm a type 1 diabetic, and have been for nearly 9 years now. I mainly write horror or what i suppose you'd loosely call 'suspense' (my King influence again) but like to dabble in a little of everything really.

    I have written a few short stories which are up on Amazon, and have recently bitten the bullet and have started on my first novel. Daunting isnt the word, all advice gratefully recieved! :)

    So thats me then, feel free to say hi! I love the website and am going to try my best to be an active member, so hopefully see you all around!

    Thanks guys

    Richard Clayton
  2. Trilby

    Trilby Contributor Contributor

    Jun 21, 2010
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    NE England
    Hi there Richard, welcome on board.
  3. 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, Richard!

    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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