1. Em_Anders
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    Hi, My Name is...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Em_Anders, Dec 9, 2012.

    Em, and I've been writing for roughly 2 years now. I try to write as often as possible but life gets in the way a lot. You know, the job, the kid, the schoolwork and husband; the dogs, the laundry, dishes and every other chore that gets ignored. My writing usually consists of different aspects of my personality, so I find I have several different stories all in various stages of progress, which seems to work best for me. The only time I ever sat and stayed on one story, I hit a block and could go no further than 58 pages. I have yet to return to it.

    Someday, hopefully while I'm still working on my Bachelors and not long after I've attained it, I would like to be published. Or working as an editor. Because the thing I like best next to reading is correcting people's mistakes. Oh, that sounds terrible. I didn't mean to come off as superior, or as having an inflated ego. But honestly, has anyone read any of those self-published books on Amazon.com? There are some terribly obvious errors in them most of the time and I find it to be one of my growing pet peeves.

    I have a terrible habit of writing "from" as "form" and it is something I struggle with nearly hourly, and there are times I forget to capitalize "I". Just a forewarning if you are a spelling and grammar correcting addict ;)

    As Introductions go, I got down right wordy, didn't I? Oh! And I'm also looking for a like-minded writer/personality to be Beta to my Alpha. Any takers? It's really hard to get any of my friends to read my work and give an honest and educated response. For such a literature junkie and word nerd, my friends are surprisingly not...
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Em!

    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.


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