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    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Emeve, Mar 6, 2013.

    Everything!

    I love creative writing and look forward to spending time here learning and meeting new people. My goals are lofty, but I truly feel relaxed sitting down and letting a story loose before I go to sleep or in the few spare minutes I find here and there.

    I've got one manuscript as ready as I think I can get it. It is sitting just shy of 100,000 words, I need to trim it down but more just keeps coming out. The sequel is stuck at 30,000 since I am stalling and re-editing the first edition for the millionth time. I guess I just don't know where I want to go or what I want to do. Its been a pleasure writing it.

    Submitted about a dozen copies various places and have a dozen rejections to show! I told myself if anything came of my projects that would be a bonus since I write for fun. I would love to be published, this is just my way of coping with the mountainous task of doing it and doing it right.

    Regardless I'd like to finish out this story in my head, it started as a dream some years ago. I want to tell the characters story even if it is just to a select few. I might have three or four separate stories on ice but I am completely focused on this one project for now.

    I'm published, technically, in magazines. My degree is in journalism and I hit the ground running on graduation. A few moves and jobs later I write primarily for myself with some catalog copy here and there.

    Looking forward to being here more.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Emeve!

    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.


    Banzai
     
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    Hey, Emeve! I just joined recently and look forward to being a member here. Sounds like you have quite the project going with your book & sequal with that word count! Hopefully you'll hear some more promising news in the future and no more rejection letters are sent your way. Writing for fun is really the best reason to be writing though, so even if you arn't able to get anything published it's great that you have that outlet :)

    Cya around the forums!
     
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    Thank you! I see you are in Wisconsin as well. We just moved here from Arizona. There is a lovely mountain of snow at the end of our driveway with magic powers. I shovel it away and it regenerates!
     
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    Hi there Emeve, welcome on board.
     

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