1. Mikael

    Mikael New Member

    Apr 18, 2012
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    Hello from Norway

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mikael, Apr 18, 2012.

    Hello :)

    I'm a 22 year old male from Norway, trying to make my way in the literary world like everybody here, I guess. I have been writing on and off for as long as I can remember, but only for my self. A few months ago I started writing on my first novel, I've had the idea in my head for over a year and finally decided to put it down on paper (8 pages so far). This is also the first time I'm writing in english, I hope that won't get in my way :p

    I've recently gone through a dark time with depression (I won't go into any details). Anyway, when I had hit what seemed like rock bottom I decided that I would use it to my advantage in writing. So depression (or psychology) will be my main focus along with spirituality.

    To be honest I only joined this forum to get some feedback on my first chapter, but I just learned that I'll have to wait for 14 days. I guess I'll have to wait ;)

    I am very nervous about what other people will say about my writing, as I have never really gotten any feedback from anyone before, except for teachers of course, but I never really put my heart in essays.


  2. Banzai

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

    Mar 31, 2007
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    Reading, UK
    Welcome to Writing Forums, Mikael!

    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.

  3. superpsycho

    superpsycho Contributing Member

    Feb 28, 2012
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    Welcome to the forum. Hope you find what something that will help move things along in the right direction for you. Take a look around, jump in if you feel like it. Read the rules, they do come in handy.

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