1. ms7628
    Offline

    ms7628 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2012
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0

    Hello, fellow writers!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ms7628, Mar 27, 2012.

    I just joined the group and am excited to participate.

    In a former period of my life, I was a high school English teacher but found that the ever-growing pressure and demands in public education left me feeling used, abused and disillusioned with what I felt my students needed. Now I work in health care which affords me more time to focus on my hobbies and interests, with writing being one of them.

    I have started many different projects over the years only to either give up or lose them but my goal is to actually finish something of my own creation. I've written fan fiction in the past as a way of honing my skills but I'm ready to move beyond that realm and into the realm of my own creative worlds.

    My personal life has enough fodder for many stories (I'm a child-free, custodial step-parent and both my step-daughters are special needs). I look forward to sharing and interacting with the rest of you!
     
  2. Dresden260
    Offline

    Dresden260 Corrupt Diplomat

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2011
    Messages:
    154
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Sitting by a Fountain, Watching the world go by.
    Welcome to Writing Forums, ms7628!

    I hope you enjoy your stay in our luxurious forums.

    Dresden260
     
  3. Banzai
    Offline

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2007
    Messages:
    12,871
    Likes Received:
    150
    Location:
    Reading, UK
    Welcome to Writing Forums, ms7628!

    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
     
  4. Mallory
    Offline

    Mallory Mallegory. Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2010
    Messages:
    4,274
    Likes Received:
    191
    Location:
    Tampa Bay
    Welcome! :)
     

Share This Page