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    Greetings from Vermont

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bsbvermont, Jul 14, 2012.

    Hi...I'm new to the site, but have already found it to be one of the best around.

    About me: I live in Vt. and have been writing all my life...just not fiction. I was so tired of professional writing, citations and APA format that I wrote a 75,000 word novel instead writing my dissertation. My committee members are scratching their heads. :eek: Now all I want to do is write fiction. It's like an addiction. Selling the stuff is less addictive, but a necessary part of the process. Hence, I'll be asking a lot of questions. Hope to be hearing from many of you and reviewing your work as well.
     
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    Welcome! I'm a native Vermonter myself (Burlington area), but now live in Canada. :D Look forward to seeing you around.
     
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    Welcome! It's a pleasure to virtually meet you! There are weekly contests under the community tab if you are interested.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, bsbvermont!

    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, 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.


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    Steph4136... I've often thought about crossing the border. If Obamacare is repealed I might be joining you. I think Vermonters are so well suited to their neighbors to the north that we should just join Canada. Thanks for the welcome....
     
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    I know what you mean. When you grow up and live in VT, you're so close to the border. I don't know about you, but I was up in Montreal a lot since it's so close. Not only is the drinking age there 18, but they hold a lot of bigger concerts that you don't see in VT. I've seen the Rolling Stones there, not to mention Radiohead a few times.

    I didn't move up to Canada for any political reasons though. My husband is from Canada and after some discussion over the pros and cons between the two countries, decided on me moving up to Canada. At the time we were in Ottawa (which is only four hours from Burlington), but moved to the Toronto area last spring after he got a new and better paying job.
     

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