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    Good morning/afternoon/evening whatever the case may be. :)

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Similyn, Dec 26, 2011.

    Hello. I'm Deanna and I've been perusing this forum for about a month. I decided it was time I introduced myself. I'm a stay-at-home mom of two lovely children and have recently decided to actually sit down and write some of the many stories that have been running through my head.

    I warmed up my rusty writing skills by writing a couple of fan fiction stories and gotten some positive responses from those. So, I am now in a slow process of writing my own fantasy novel. However, I realize that I will need the help of others to get my stories going on the right path instead of just trying to go 'gung ho' on my own- Which is why I'm here. :)

    I've read the rules and will start to review what I feel comfortable with, though I feel fairly rusty and not sure just how much help I could provide.

    ~Similyn
     
  2. L a u r a
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    Hey, Similyn! Nice to meet you.

    I'm sure any reviews you post will be appreciated...you don't have to be a writing guru to give your opinion on a piece or how you think it could be improved. :)

    Anyway, welcome to the forums! I hope this website helps you clear out some of the rust.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Deanna!

    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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    Hey Similyn and welcome to the forums. I hope you'll stay, this is really the best forum of its kind I've seen.
     
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    Welcome to the Forums, Similyn! Hopefully you have a good time here with the community! :)
     
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    Welcome.
     
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    Good evening from SoCal. ;0) Unlike you, I found this site perusing the web for book templates. I never thought I would find anything cool like this site. I'm sure I'll learn from all the like-minded writers here.

    I'm sure your life's experience can help many people, at least, that's what I think.

    Blessings,
    Twintrons12
     

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