1. The Warlus Man

    The Warlus Man New Member

    Feb 24, 2013
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    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by The Warlus Man, Feb 24, 2013.

    I was googling "writing forum" and found this place, which seemed like a really large writing community, so I decided to register.

    I'm a high-schooler from Finland, and I want to learn how to write novels, short stories, plays etc. I've written some poems and songs (I play bass) before, but nothing larger. So I hope I'll get some good advise here.

    LOL just noticed my username was written wrong, it was supposed to be "the walrus man". Oh, well, it will do.
  2. JennyM

    JennyM New Member

    Feb 19, 2013
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    Hi welcome, maybe Admin could help change your name?

    I am new here too, it is a friendly forum, and have found the good people here are more than willing to share their expertise with others.

    Good luck!
  3. 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, The Walrus Man!

    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.


    P.S. If you want to change your username, you should contact Daniel :)
  4. Trilby

    Trilby Contributor Contributor

    Jun 21, 2010
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    NE England
    Hi Walrus Man, welcome to the forums.

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