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    Greetings

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jeffm, Feb 26, 2012.

    Hello, I'm Jeffery.

    I'm new here but have been writing for several years now. I just finished reviewing an e-book on amazon and found out that the process made me think a lot about my own writings. It was a bit of an eye opening experience (the process, not the book I reviewed :) ). I wondered if there were places on the internet that let people post things for review and so one goggle search later.. here I am.

    I was pleased to see the rules required participation in existing discussions before posting your own work for review. I am sure that prevents a lot of abuse and ensures more positive reviews.

    Mostly I write science fiction, sometimes with some detective story thrown in. I have tried tad of fantasy, but I've been unable to really get comfortable with it to be confident.

    So again, hello. I hope to read some interesting things here in the next few weeks.

    JeffM
     
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    Welcome!

    You seem like you'll be a really intelligent and contributing member. :)

    Have you thought about self-publishing via Amazon? It seems like something I might consider looking into later down the road, with something that was relatively easy to write, so I can see if I get any success that way.
     
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    Yes I have thought a LOT about self publishing on Amazon. That was one reason I wanted to review the book I read so much since it was obviously self published as well. I think the concept of being able to put up a book or story for only a few dollars is great for authors. Readers in this day in age won't blink an eye at spending a buck or two on a book, specially when they are used to paying those prices for apps.

    That is also one reason I wanted to get involved here, to see what people think of the stories I have. I've had some friends read some of my works so far, but it's hard to know what they really think :).
     
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    Cool. Do you have a book completed, or are you still working on it, or more in that pre-writing development stage? :)
     
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    I have a full outline and about half of the main work done for a book, as well as outlines for 2 possible sequels.
    I also have about 80% of a shorter story for a more episodic type of theme (near future detective stories).
    Then there are bits and pieces of other experiments banging around too, intro story to an RPG, some silly fan fiction, etc...

    I'm not happy with the main conflict in the main book I'm working on, that's one reason I'm reading more these days. I plan on finishing up the shorter detective story first as I think it'll be easier to do
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Jeffery!

    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 to the Writing Forums! :)
     
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    Welcome to the forums, Jeffery!
     

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