1. Warp Zone

    Warp Zone New Member

    Aug 11, 2012
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    World 1-2

    Well, here I am. Hello everyone

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Warp Zone, Aug 11, 2012.

    I always wanted to get into creative writing, but my classes had next to none of that in their curriculums. After lurking a bit in the dreaded TrollFA-I mean, GameFAQs, I decided I rather liked forums, and a quick Google search later I ended up here.

    I have unfortunately rarely written, so my experience is almost zilch. My biggest hope is that the lack of emphasis on fictional writing in school will be made up with this site's community, which so far seems great.

    My taste in writing is in prose rather than poetry, and I discovered a lot of my favorite books through my school's curriculum. Billy Budd, Lord of the Flies, and Animal Farm are some of my favorite stories, although I'm saddened that the former two seem universally hated among my age group. I also read a lot of Poe and high-fantasy (currently reading Wheel of Time), and I want to try Lovecraft some time.

    So... that's a bit about me. Hello
  2. Bell City Fires

    Bell City Fires New Member

    Jul 29, 2012
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    Welcome. Hope this place can kindle that ambition.
  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, Warp Zone!

    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, 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.


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