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    Hi there.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dolphin~Dreamer, Jul 27, 2011.

    Hi there I'm not only new to the forum, but new to writing as well.

    I have always loved to write and have been told I'm pretty decent at it.

    Hoping to learn a lot, and make some new friends. :)

    Oh, I am Stephanie, 27 years old...Mommy to a 6 year old little boy and a 19 year old step-son.

    I have some stories (novels) in mind, well a series actually. But finding myself stuck on research. And not sure where to go with character development!

    Any help is much appreciated! Thanks in Advance!!!
     
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    Hello Dreamer, Welcome to the Creative Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Writing Workshop before you try to post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on should not be among the very first things you do here anyway. It is worth taking the time to see what other people have done to improve their writing, and see if some of it applies to your writing as well. That is part of why we require members to review other members' work before posting their own for review. On the other hand, there are no restrictions, other than content and copyright rules, on showcasing your work in your member blog.

    Also, be aware that posting a piece of writing on any public site, including this one, will greatly diminish your chances of selling it for publication. Removing the writing later does not alter that fact - once posted, it is irreversibly considered published. So do not post anything more than a small excerpt of any piece you are planning to submit for publication.

    If you haven't explored the site yet, you should probably do so soon. Newcomers often gravitate to the Lounge, the Word Games, or the Writing Workshop, but there is much more to be discovered if you poke in the corners. Remember to check out our FAQ as well, and be sure to read through the forum rules, too, to avoid any misunderstandings or hurt feelings. Respect for one another is our principal mandate.

    As for the Writing Workshop, new joiners often wonder why we do things a bit differently on this site than on other writing sites. We emphasize constructive critique as a vital writing skill. Training your eye by reviewing other people's work helps you improve your own writing even before you present it for others to see. Therefore, we ask members to review other people's writing before posting work of their own. We also impose a two-week waiting period before you may post writing for critique, to give you time to become familiar with what is expected and how the site operates. The Writing Workshop forums on this site, therefore, are true workshops, not just a bulletin board for displaying your work (and on that note, please only post each item for review in one Writing Workshop forum). Also, please use the same thread for all revisions and additional excerpts from the same piece of writing. See this post, Why Write Reviews Before Posting My Work? for more information.

    And while you're looking around, don't forget to check out the RPG forum for improvisational fiction. Also try our Weekly Short Story Contest and Weekly Poetry Contest. They actually run more than one week apiece, but any member may enter, and all members are urged to vote for their favorites.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
     
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    Hey! And welcome to the forums! You've definitely come to the right place, there are a tonne of brilliant people here that really know how to help. :) Can't wait to see what you have in for us :)
     
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    hello! Welcome to the Writing Forums!
     
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    Hello Stephanie :)
    Welcome! Look forward to hearing more about your series. What style/genre do you think they will be?
    Having little ones around can be great for inspiration although sometimes tricky when you need concentration!!! lol. All the best :)
     
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    Thanks for the welcome!!!

    LostInFiction, it's sort of a conglomerate of genres, HA! It's a religious, science fiction, angles, romance type of series.

    I'm probably not going to post much as far as my writing blurbs go, but deffo will write some made up stuff, to get feed back, as well as research ideas, and development type things.
     
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