1. raraavis

    raraavis New Member

    May 12, 2012
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    Just another citizen of this Earth

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by raraavis, May 12, 2012.

    Hello. Raraavis or Rara, here. Just for some basic information about me:

    -I am at the age where I've realized I'm not invincible but where I haven't grown old enough to decide to stop trying to be.
    -Currently a resident of the United States, I feel like just an empty canvas of a mind struggling to create something where right now there is nothing. And believe me, it's not been pretty.
    -I like writing short stories mainly, but I work continuously on a few full length novels.
    -My main goal right now is Dystopia.

    Writing has been an interest for years now, but I've never been able to figure out why. Maybe it's the discipline that it gives me, maybe it's being able to look back and know that I already have created something. I have never been officially published nor been paid for any of my work.

    --but, I am interested in getting better. And finding exactly what my writing 'voice' is, because apparently that's pretty important in this sort of world. Let's just say that right now, that is a priority.

    I'm a soccer player, I'm a fencer. I've tried my hand at sewing, knitting, and cross stitching and found that though I can manage the dexterity, the patience is still a world away. More than anything else, I'm a student, and that occupies the great majority of my time.

    If asked to come up with a list of adjectives describing myself, I would proceed to google a list of thousands of adjectives and ponder through them until I had picked out twenty that I thought most relevant. And once I had weeded through those (as I have in the past) I would end up with ones like observational, wry, pensive, sardonic, and passionate.

    And now, as the movie I am currently watching on Netflix draws to a close, I am posting this and off to pursue one of my newest writing projects.

    Until I log on again,

  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, Rara!

    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. killbill

    killbill Member

    Feb 27, 2012
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    where the mind is without fear...
    Rara, welcome! Best introductory post I have read so far :)

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