1. SunnyE
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    Hi all!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SunnyE, Jan 11, 2013.

    Hello everyone! My name is Sunny and I'm veeeeery new to the whole forum thing. As in, didn't really know they existed until last week. In my defense, I'm technologically challenged to a great degree and am generally happy to do a simple internet search without crashing my computer. So please, bear with me.

    I've been a writer my whole life, but made the mistake of listening to the naysayers around me for entirely too long and tried to convince myself I was a financial services person and all around office drone. Luckily I came to my senses and have shifted my life to allow myself the privilege of diligently working on the first book in a YA fantasy series and am proud of my progress. I was really hoping to find a community though, of like-minded people that can offer support and advice, and that I can possibly contribute to in some way as well. If I put my foot in my mouth at some point, please feel free to point it out. I learn quickly.

    Otherwise, I'm an herbalist and sort of a modern hippie. I wouldn't say I'm a tree hugger...more like a tree patter. I have often felt the need in times of conflict to grasp hands and sing Kumbaya, but most will be happy to hear I am generally able to restrain myself.

    Look forward to getting to know you all. Thanks in advance for any friendlies and advice offered.

    ~Sunny
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Sunny!

    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 requirements. 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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    Hello,

    I wish I could be a fly on the wall for one of those impromptu Kumbaya renditions during a strained financial services meeting.
     
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    Hi Sunny, welcome to the forums. I love taking photographs of trees; the more gnarled, the better.
     
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    hahaha thanks Trilby, that has improved my day no end.
    what the hell sort of sycophancy was that, I do love you from afar Trilby, but cannot let that suck ass stand.
     
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    LOL, thanks! Glad to see there is plenty of humor to go around. Always makes for a better day. :) Looking forward to getting to know everybody.
     

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