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    Hello

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by WriterWoodsy, Apr 14, 2012.

    Hi I'm Jessica and I'm from a country town in Australia. I'm a student in my second year of university and I don't want to be one of those crazy arts students with a bunch of dreams that never eventuate so I'm joining this forum as a contract to myself. I'm studying teaching/arts so my plan is teach to put food on the table but write at every available moment because I'm realistic about my chances of writing becoming my sole income. I've been attempting to write since I was 16 (I'm now 19) and I'm finally getting serious about it.
    It's the only job I've ever really wanted to do. My main genres are fantasy and horror (teen fiction and adult).

    I have a lot of strong plot ideas, my weakness is wasting time actually writing them or getting distracted with other projects but I'm finally get somewhere with one of my novel manuscripts and at the rate I'm going I'm hoping it will be ready to send of to publishers by the end of the year. I'm also simultaneously working on a portfolio of short stories.

    Nice to meet you all!
     
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    Welcome to the forum Jessica. Hope the place moves you closer to your goals or you find it at least useful. Take a look at the rules, they are useful too.
     
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    Will do, thank you!
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, WriterWoodsy!

    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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