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    Aspiring Fiction Novellest

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DayOwl, Feb 16, 2013.

    Hello, everyone. I have recently started on my very first fiction novel and decided that input, constructive criticism and the opinions of authors from any and everywhere would be invaluable in this, my fledgling author stage. I'm open to trying several genres, but find most of my ideas leaning towards dark fantasy and what I can only think to call societal consequences. I hope to have a chance to interact with many of you and return whatever help and opinions I can as a reader as well.
     
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    Hi DayOwl, welcome on board. Looking for feedback - then you've come to the 'write' place
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, DayOwl!

    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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    welcome!

    btw, all novels are fiction... so, if you don't want to brand yourself a clueless beginner, just call them 'novels' and yourself a 'novelist' [note the correct spelling]...

    love and hugs, maia
     
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    Welcome to the forum.

    LOL, by the way, I think it's great you want to pursue being an Aspiring Fiction Novellest.

    However, once you start putting pen to paper, you will no longer be a "fiction novelist." You'll actually be one, authentic, the real thing.

    Now, my cousin Bobbie, he just tells pretty women in saloons he's a novelist. He doesn't write at all, he's the fiction novelist.

    ...just yankin' ya...
     
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    As you guys can tell already, I have a ways to go. I submit the correction: Aspiring Fantasy Novelist. I can already tell that I'm in the right place.
     
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    bravo!... you're a quick learner...

    hugs, m
     
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    Welcome, Owl!
     

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