1. Gretchen Brown
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    Doing things backwards...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Gretchen Brown, Feb 12, 2013.

    I guess I am doing things a little backwards. I posted a few times before I realized I had better introduce myself first. I started an account almost a year ago and apparently never got around to posting. Perhaps I have been too busy writing. :) But I have learned a lot on here from reading other people's posts. It has been very informative. I have had a love of writing since I was about thirteen when I attempted to start my first novel which was about Irish immigration in the 1840's. I didn't know much about outlining or plot or character development back then, so it was pretty pathetic. My novel just sort of wandered aimlessly, till I got bored of it. I have always enjoyed historical fiction, both to read and write. I generally prefer more obscure history that not everyone knows about and love to bring it to life for a reader.

    I have two questions and I am not sure where to put these. One of them is, are we not allowed to post any of our work in the Writing Workshop until a set amount of posts? I do not see anywhere to start a new thread. Also, for some reason, writingforums.org somehow managed to choose my name as a user name and I see no way to change this. Can a moderator help me with this? I was not pleased when I saw this. When I put my name down, I did not think it would be a user name.

    Anyway, it is great to be here and I can't wait to learn even more!
     
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    Whoops sorry. I just read the rules of the Writing Workshop. I was premature.
     
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    You'll have to contact Daniel, the site owner. He's the only one who can change your username.

    Welcome to the forums!
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Gretchen!

    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

    P.S. And thirdwind is right, only Daniel can change usernames.
     
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    Hello and welcome on board.
     
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    Thank you all. May I ask how I may contact Daniel? I really did not intend for my user name to be my name. LOL
     
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    Never mind. Silly me, I figured it out.
     

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