1. Shellhead

    Shellhead New Member

    Jul 12, 2012
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    Just an effort to make myself known.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Shellhead, Jul 15, 2012.

    Hey guys.

    I've been hovering around the site for a couple of days now to get a feel for the community and it seems like a place worth being. I've already picked up invaluable tips and theories about the processes of writing. I have a feeling that frequenting this forum is going to prove an indespensable tool in my own progression.

    I am a student of history at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. Ancient and medieval histories to be specific. Generally people think this means that my writing will take a fantastical path and that swords and sorcery is my thing. (Though I am partial to a Lord of the Rings marathon every now and then) However, currently I'm focussing on some science fiction writing and enjoying it quite a bit.

    I shall look forward to possibly becoming more involved in the community. Thanks for all the help so far and i'm sure there will be more to come.

  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, Jacob!

    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.


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