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    Hiya from Nor Cal

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kitty08, Jan 27, 2012.

    Hi y'all! Just wanted to introduce myself on here before posting in the other categories. I only discovered this site yesterday but I think I'm going to have fun here. Anyway, I'm Kitty, 22, college student, and I live in Northern California. I'm not published and I have a hard time letting anyone read what I write, for fear they'll think it's bad. It took me 10 years of writing practice to be able to let my own mum read the first chapter of my latest work, and now I'm thinking how stupid it was and how embarrassed I am that she read it. Oh well. I guess that's why I'm on here, to get other writers' critique and help so I won't be embarrassed to let friends and family read my writing. My favorite genre to write is historical fiction, anywhere from the Neolithic to the medieval era. I love doing the research for historic settings and am a stickler for historical accuracy. :)
    Thanks for reading!
     
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    WOOHOO!
    Welcome. Good luck with the historical fiction. Writingforums.org seems to be a pretty good source for feedback. I only say "seems" because I joined the site about 6 hours ago and have little experience with it myself. I drift toward the pulpier fictions so I might not be of any help with your current projects.
    Oh, and I'm sure your mom is very proud and I doubt she thinks its stupid. Although, the last time I had my work critiqued I felt really, really stupid. So you can suffer the embarrassment anonymously here if you need to.

    P.S. I've been reading the sticky tabs in the forums for the last 6 hours and I've learned a lot already.
     
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    Welcome aboard! Nice ot meet a fellow Californian. I'm from So Cal myself. It's always nerve wraking having other people review your work, but it does get easier the more you do it. Online communities are a good place to get some constructive feedback. Hope you find what your loooking for here.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Kitty08!

    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 and Cogito) 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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