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    Extremely new to writing

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mariee, Oct 17, 2012.

    Hey everyone, thought i'd start off by introducing myself. Feel free to call me Marie as that's what I go by. I'm definitely a beginner writer, and was wondering if this site was beginner friendly? I've definitely toyed around with writing before, but I just recently got serious about a plot idea I had in mind and did a bit of character development. But frankly i'm not one to plan this stuff out i've always just wrote as it came to me. And from what i've read you're all extremely serious writers. I'm just looking to give and receive feed back, and to know if i'm headed in the right direction with my writing. (nothing serious although i'd love to see my work published in a few years)
     
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    Hi Mariee! Join the club, I'm also a new writer :) welcome. I think there are quite a few new to writing on this site so no need to be scared. Look forward to seeing some of your stuff
     
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    Oh we're way serious around here.

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    But we're friendly too, like this bunny thing.


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    Some of us (like me) are even dangerously insane and prone to flipping tables.


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    I hope you find the direction you're looking for, Marie.

    Welcome to the forums.

     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Marie!

    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.

    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.


    Banzai
     
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    yes, it's beginner-friendly...

    welcome!

    love and hugs, maia
     
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    Welcome Mariee!

    This is a very friendly place where you can become a better writer, especially by critiquing others writing. I have found it very useful!

    ...and yes, we are all a little dramatic here. Aren't all writers a little... off? ;)

    J. J.
     
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    Hi Mariee and everyone.
    Again another new member,i have just joined tonight.Got lots of ideas but unsure what to do with them all.Someone once told me to just write.I am hoping to get lots of
    f questions answered and advice,but for now i will just write something and see what happens.
     
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    Thanks guys:love: I can't wait to get started here then c:
     
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    Welcome to the forums.
     

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