1. K. A. Solo
    Offline

    K. A. Solo Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2012
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Calgary, Canada

    I'm happy to have found this site!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by K. A. Solo, Feb 19, 2012.

    Greetings, everyone.

    My name is Kat, and I'm currently working simultaneously on five novels about Alexander the Great. I was lucky to stumble upon this site in a Google search of writing techiniques and publishing tips.

    I'm relieved to read here that, though it is harder for an unpublished writer to sell a series, if the novels are stand-alone, one has a much better chance of being signed. I'm lucky, in that my series of five do work as stand-alones.

    The devil really is in the details when it comes to having a publishable manuscript, and I look forward to reading more about the minutiae of writing.

    Regards,

    K. A. Solo
     
  2. Banzai
    Offline

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2007
    Messages:
    12,871
    Likes Received:
    150
    Location:
    Reading, UK
    Welcome to Writing Forums, Kat!

    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.


    Banzai
     
  3. Backbiter
    Offline

    Backbiter Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2011
    Messages:
    316
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Illinois
    Welcome to the forums, Kat!
     
  4. Mallory
    Offline

    Mallory Mallegory. Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2010
    Messages:
    4,274
    Likes Received:
    191
    Location:
    Tampa Bay
    Welcome Kat! (I've always loved that name)
     

Share This Page