1. Zypher

    Zypher Active Member

    Jan 19, 2013
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    That one place

    Top of the mornin to ya :D

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Zypher, Jan 30, 2013.

    So my name is Derrick Garner, I'm fairly new to the writing world. I have always enjoyed reading other’s works and decided, with some encouragement, to attempt creating a world of my very own. I am mostly a fantasy and science fiction reader/writer but I will read anything that peaks my interest. When it comes to my writing style I know I am in need of grammatical and such help and hope to hone that skill here. At the same time however, editing things such as this is something that can be done once the story has been placed upon the page. It is hard to edit what is not there. I am not saying that it is any less important, however I have already noticed some users ripping the hearts of fellow writers out of their chests without so much as a second thought. I may not be a published writer or a great editor, but I do care about those who share my passion for reading and writing. I hope to learn from you all, and maybe I will have something I can offer in return someday.
  2. Trilby

    Trilby Contributor Contributor

    Jun 21, 2010
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    Hi Derrick, welcome to the forums.
  3. Banzai

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

    Mar 31, 2007
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Derrick!

    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.

  4. heal41hp

    heal41hp Member

    Jan 31, 2013
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    Oklahoma, USA
    Welcome! I hope the forum is more than you hope it to be.

    I, also, am a fan of fantasy but I tend to avoid sci-fi. Strangely enough, though, my favorite TV show and movies are sci-fi... I'm not sure I can reconcile that. Maybe I just need to find more quality sci-fi to cleanse my palate of all the terrible things I've witnessed... But anyway, I digress. I'm somewhere between beginning and finishing a fantasy novel. The world it's set in is one I created largely on my own, though my best friend (who is a creative genius, I think) has contributed quite a bit by now and I'm sure the ratio will only even out more as time goes. While I may not be the most creative person or the most experienced with world-building, I would be more than happy to lend you advice if you're interested! My best friend would be a way better resource but I'm the writer and he's the thinker, thus I don't think I'll ever get him on here... I could always be a messenger, though!

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