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    I'm new here

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Gonki, Feb 12, 2013.

    I wrote a short story (:love:000) that I wish to post here for your reading pleasure. The forum's rules are that I must post a lot before it can happen as all of you I'm sure already know. So here I am :) Actually I like this forum better than some other ones because there is a lot of activity here and reviews do get posted. Long time ago I worked on a sci-fi novel that I wanted to self pub and had it nearly finished but eventually scrapped the idea. I have a plot outline for a thriller novel and just may get to writing it in a few years or so. Also, English is not my native tongue but I've been using for it a long time.


    - Gonki
     
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    keep in mind that if you post an entire piece that you wish to see published some day, you'll be narrowing its chances of being accepted by publishers... which is why it's recommended that writers post only brief excerpts of work they will be submitting...

    meanwhile, welcome to the forums!

    love and hugs, maia
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Gonki!

    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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    Hi there Gonki, welcome to the forums
     
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    Thanks everyone!

    Yea, right! How likely is that! :D

    Speaking of which, I have a sci-fi novel that I don't expect to be published and do not wish to self pub. It's 95% finished. I would post it anywhere as is, maybe it would find a reader or two. Is it possible on this forum? I think it's ~30K words.
     
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    too long for a post... the site isn't set up for posting completed stuff you just want read... it's for 'working' writers who want feedback on works in progress...
     

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