1. Dragon Boy

    Dragon Boy New Member

    Dec 25, 2011
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    Tonight is the night...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dragon Boy, Jan 9, 2012.

    I have been registered for a couple of weeks and I finally decided to make my first post.

    Who am I? An aspiring writer who's mostly interested in fantasy fiction. I have been reading a lot lately and have a few interesting ideas floating around in my head. Before I start to write my first story I wanted to get some more insight on the fine craft and while I have read Stephen King's On Writing to get me started, I was left hungry for more. As a result I did some research and stumbled upon this forum. My first language is French, however I read mostly in English. While the most logical choice would be to write in my native tongue, I would like to challenge myself and write in English ( I've heard this is somewhat frowned upon ).

    So there it is, my humble introduction. This forum seems huge and I don't quite know where to start reading, but I'll be rummaging through. I look forward to having conversations with you guys !
  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, G-Max D'Ambroise!

    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. Rosa

    Rosa New Member

    Dec 30, 2011
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    Welcome G-Max

    Tough Challenge! Good luck with it :)
  4. L a u r a

    L a u r a New Member

    Nov 19, 2011
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    Wow! What a challenge...gotta say, I'm impressed with you already! Welcome to the Forums. :)
  5. Jhunter

    Jhunter Mmm, bacon. Contributor

    Sep 23, 2011
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    Southern California
    Welcome! And from what I gather it seems your grasp on written English is superb. So I would not stress on it too much.

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