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    Hello There!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CousinMerl, Apr 29, 2012.

    Hello there,

    As you can tell from the simple fact I joined this forum, I enjoy writing! I am an up and coming Sports reporter in the little isle of Ireland and I have recently finished a year long Journalism course. I am now finished and taking a year out of college and during this time I'd like to try my hand at writing.

    I feel Childrens Stories would be a good place to start. Not because I think its easy, but because it is challenging. I am also a bit of a nostalgic freak so my inspiration comes from the 90s/early 00s books and cartoons! I was particularly fond of Timothy Goes to School, Blinky Bill, Franklin and The Moomins back in the good ol' days so don't be surprised if my style of writing and stories has a certain likeness to them!

    I look forward to sharing my ideas with you all, the first of which could be very shortly. Until then, I will finish up on this post by saying I look forward to being a part of this forum and I am sure you will be seeing plenty of me in the Childrens Stories section!
     
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    Welcome! My wife is writing a children's book, but has not signed up yet as a member. I'll encourage her to do that, and perhaps get her going with more determination.

    I have to be honest here, I did not know we had a children's book section.
     
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    Its kind of like a sub-category of the Short Stories section.
     
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    I just found that out. I told her about this feature, but I'm not sure what she wants to do about her book right now. She just got a colored Nook, and that seems to be taking up her time.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, CousinMerl!

    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.


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