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    Hiya, from London, UK

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ivy_T, Feb 25, 2013.

    Hello All :)

    My name's Louise and I'm a Londoner born and bred. Love to write (obviously), but haven't been writing regularly for a few years now due to studyng, meeting my partner, starting up our lives together etc etc. I've just started very tentatively re-working an old story and am thoroughly enjoying it, but thought I could really use a space like this to share ideas and work with others--plus see what other writers are doing!

    I like to read pretty much anything, no fixed genre, but at the moment I'm writing a sort-of thriller. Completely out of my comfort zone as I've written mostly stories set in ancient England before now, but I'm really enjoying the change. Also, I'm a bit of an obsessive researcher, which I think I actually use to procrastinate a lot of the time, so I hope this forum will give me a proper kick in the bum to get moving!
     
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    Hello Louise, and greetings from the state of Georgia!. I'm J.A.K., and like you I am fairly new to the forums. I'm excited to read what you write (I'm fascinated with British culture and a story set in ancient England sounds intriguing) and I welcome you to the forums. Hope you enjoy it as much as I have!

    -J.A.K. O.U.T.
     
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    Hi there Louise, welcome to the forums.

    I love London - my daughter live in Richmond/Kensington for seven years, but she's back in Edinburgh now, which is also a beautiful city.
     
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    Hello Louise

    So now you've finally found the time to write - enjoy it.

    I love the research part of writing too so I know where you're coming from. But if you need a kick up the bum, there are some pretty big boots around here. Good luck with your book.
     
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    Hello from up north :)
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Louise!

    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. The requirements of the Writing Workshop don't apply to the contests, so new members are allowed (nay, encouraged!) to get stuck in and enter!

    If you have any questions or problems, then the moderators (myself, 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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