1. MamfeMan

    MamfeMan New Member

    May 1, 2012
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    New to Forum

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MamfeMan, May 1, 2012.

    Hello writers,
    I'm hoping that I can get some useful insight into the writing process here, in terms of motivation and getting over those lulls in time during which we don't feel too compelled to write. I'm just starting to work on a novel, something I've tried to do before, but have never been able to get much further than ten pages or so. I've taken several courses at the MFA level, but I was never that dedicated. I sent a few short stories off to literary journals (and "Esquire", which I received a rejection letter: Nicely written story, but not quite right for us.), but never got published. I feel pretty confident about what I'm writing now, and more motivated than I have ever been. It isn't genre fiction, which seems to be the most popular on these forums; but I think the feedback will be worthwhile!
    Rock on,
    Mamfe Man.
  2. Banzai

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

    Mar 31, 2007
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    Reading, UK
    Welcome to Writing Forums, MamfeMan!

    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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