1. Simmy1993

    Simmy1993 New Member

    Mar 29, 2013
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    Northern Ireland

    Start of a Journey

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Simmy1993, Mar 29, 2013.

    Hello there!

    I'll dive straight in and say that I am a twenty year old student from Northern Ireland studying at Queen's University Belfast. I am studying an English Degree however due to my marks in a creative writing module I will be switching to a creative writing degree next year! Therefore I took the decision to see out a place like this where I can discuss my writing and get inspiration from other people. Hopefully in my time here I can be helpful and be helped! I've been writing all my life in one way or the other but I feel its time for me to buckle down and learn a bit of technique behind the whole thing! I realize I have to wait like two weeks before I can share my work so from now until then I hope to read tons of great stories and have plenty of good discussions!

    See you on the message boards,
  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, Simmy!

    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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