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    Bonjour from Canada!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MissRis, Apr 18, 2012.

    Hi everyone!

    I've been posting on here quite a lot over the past 2 days (out of procrastination of my own writing), but I figured maybe I should write a small something about myself.

    I'm a 26 year old female from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. I've been making up stories for as long as I remember and I was always that weird kid who preferred reading at recess instead of running around.

    I studied English Literature in University, and until recently, I have been pursuing my goal of becoming a doctoral candidate. Unfortunately those dreams have been dashed by rejections into programs where your odds of getting in are about as good as winning the lotto. So now that I am floundering to find a "real career," as they say, I find myself with a lot of time to write -- which is really what I love to do. I am working on my first novel, which is a YA fantasy. I chose the genre mainly because it's what I like to read, and frankly after studying literature I forgot how fun reading could be.

    I've been searching for a writing group, where I could talk with like minded people about writing. So far so good on this site. I have gotten a lot of helpful tips just from going through the threads.
     
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    Welcome to the forum. If you can, make your "real career" something you love doing.
     
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    Superpsycho - well I'm trying, hence joining the forum :)
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, MissRis!

    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.


    Banzai
     
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    Welcome the the forums! It's nice to see more people from Montreal on this board.
     
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    You in the area Rebel Yellow?
     
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    Yeah I live on the south shore; actually in Longueuil which is not too far from Montreal.
     

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