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    hello

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bethany Lauren Birley, Sep 3, 2012.

    My names Bethany, am 32, from Laudinum (London in ancient Roman, if not mistaken). I'm a writer with learning disabilities, and a deep aspiration to write for kids. Hopefully will eventually find an illustrator to work with and create picture books.
    Beth
     
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    Hey , welcome to the group Beth!
     
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    Pleased to meet you Beth,

    I'm glad that you found us! I've been considering writing a children's story based on some of the bed-time stories I've told me kids, but haven't yet gotten around to it. Do you have any ideas for what you plan to write for kids?

    I'm sure you'll find lots of support here. Thanks for introducing yourself!

    ~Losthawken
     
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    There's one about where teddy bears go when owners go to school :) Monsters and dragons always seem to be popular, look at the success of The Gruffalo and Where The Wild Things Are, though the film sucked
     
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    Sounds cool. My idea is about a moose that can't fall asleep and a little girl that helps him :D Its never really helped my daughter sleep but she likes it just the same :)
     
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    A great kids story at the moment is Brave, filmed by Disney and Pixar
     
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    Hello, I am new too! I thought I would just join another thread rather than make a new one. I have been writing for years and am writing my own series of books. I hope to give and get some good advice here! :)
     
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    A self published a novel on Lulu.
     
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    Hi Bethany! Welcome to Writing Forums!

    That's so cool you love to write for kids, I love to write children's short stories myself! I've had so many children's authors inspire me and if one young reader loved a story I wrote that would be beyond amazing.

    Your story ideas sound adorable, love the one about the teddy bear! :)
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Bethany!

    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, Cogito, Lemex and Dante Dases) 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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    Well Banzai, thanks, um, nothing to say to that. Anyone else? :D
     
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    Hello, I tried to write the message but guess my idea was bad.
    Very glad to see you!
     
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    And a good morning everybody, time to get a sweater on, summer may be over (not too sure). I do know London is getting a bit breezy, maybe its all the paralympic wheelchairs whizzing past that's doing it, the old thames looks in fine condition though. Thursday, therapy day, guuuuuuuuuuuuuh! Can't wait to start showing off some of my stories
     

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