1. Flopjack

    Flopjack New Member

    Jan 17, 2012
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    New, just like everyone else around here

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Flopjack, Jan 17, 2012.

    Hey all, glad to find an seemingly active forum for writing (being a creative field). I hail from the video game industry, but I am not a writer. I've done extremely limited creative writing in the past but am by no stretch of the imagination a writer nor anywhere near the caliber of the locals around this forum I'm sure.

    My purpose here is to learn about writing, writers, communication and how I can apply that to my work in video games. This is also a potential networking opportunity, which I believe is really important, especially in my field of work. Also, perhaps, if I'm lucky, I can pick up some skills along the way.

    A little bit about myself:
    -My background is in art and I specialize in game design (interactivity of games)
    -I will soon graduate from an art school in San Francisco (graduate degree)
    -I've shipped two titles so far, most recently I worked on Brisk Saber (a cross promotional mobile game for Brisk Iced Tea and Star Wars: Episode 1)
    -I'm having serious considerations about indie game development
    -I'm intermediate/conversational in Japanese speaking and writing (English has a lot of stupid rules!)

  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, Flopjack!

    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 and Cogito) 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. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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    Milwaukee, WI

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