1. alldis

    alldis New Member

    Apr 8, 2013
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    Toronto, Ontario

    Once upon a time...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by alldis, Apr 8, 2013.

    Hi All,

    Just signed up and thought I'd say hello.
    I'm a 33 year old graphic designer from Toronto, Ontario but writing is my true passion.
    I'm a father to 10-month old identical twin girls, so pardon the typos and other sleep-deprived babbling I may do.
    I've always treated writing as just a hobby but with the recent expansion of my family, thought I'd pull up my socks and write the little ladies some stories.

    Current WIP are a high fantasy trilogy and a series of children's books set in the same world.

    I'm fairly familiar with forums but am new to this particular one.
    Look forward to posting and discussing with you fine people.

    Gonna head over and give the newbie rules a once over.


  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, alldis!

    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! We also have a growing short story club (think book club, but with short stories!), which you can find stickied in the Book Discussion forum.

    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.

  3. minstrel

    minstrel Leader of the Insquirrelgency Staff Supporter Contributor

    Jul 11, 2010
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    Near Los Angeles
    Welcome to the forums!

    I'm from Toronto, too, though I live in California now. You're a lucky man to have identical twin babies. Good luck with them, and with your writing!
  4. chicagoliz

    chicagoliz Contributor Contributor

    May 30, 2012
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    Welcome! And congrats on your daughters.

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