1. Vendetta5885

    Vendetta5885 New Member

    Dec 4, 2012
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    this is enticing you to read this thread...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Vendetta5885, Dec 5, 2012.

    Hi All,

    My name is Colin, I am a 24 year old environmental scientist who spends his days writing analytical reports, exciting, I know. I do enjoy the act of writing, but after spending so much time explaining analytes in groundwater, I found myself craving a more creative type of writing. I began submitting small pieces of fiction to another website and wasn't getting much feedback (if at all) on my work, everyone posted their work, but no one responded for critiques. At this point, I began looking for a forum to help gain experience and education, which brought me here. I truly hope we can learn a lot from each other and I look forward to sharing my work with you all.


  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, Colin!

    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.

    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. BritInFrance

    BritInFrance Active Member

    Nov 7, 2012
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    Central France
    Hi Colin, welcome to the forum. You might find it useful to spend time reading other people's work and critiquing it. It really helps you see what works, and what doesn't and will help you look at your own writing. Happy writing
  4. Mckk

    Mckk Moderator Staff Supporter Contributor

    Dec 30, 2010
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    hahaha I fell for it xD

    Welcome, in any case! :D

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