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    New to novel writing

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kaptivate, Jul 19, 2012.

    Hello everyone!
    I am a doctor and have published in peer-reviewed medical journals, and am now looking to write a book on health reform. It's nice to have a community I can come to harass (kidding) and ask advice from.
    Looking forward to getting inspiration from all of you!
     
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    Hi , i'm also new writing my first novel about 35,000 words in just fancied a bit of company and advise.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, kaptivate!

    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, Cogito, 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.


    Banzai
     
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    Welcome to the forums, Kaptivate! Please don't harass though, we already had one memember here harass me and he got banned :)
     
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    Welcome, Kaptivate. Great time for a book on health care reform, given the recent SCOTUS opinion that had my facebook news feed on fire.
     
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    Yes, it drew a lot of surprises. I was not sure what to expect, but was expecting fireworks -- and we got them! :)
     
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    Welcome. DOCTOR! :D

    Health reform?

    How about a free heatlthcare system for all :)
     
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    That would be great, but costs for healthcare are rising everywhere. So ultimately we need to get to "cost-effective" care and the dirty word of rationing will be coming up. There is some data showing that about 30% of costs are from inefficiencies, and that may be a way to cut costs. But overall things such as aging populations, new technologies, complex chronic diseases (people living longer with them rather than dying as in the past) all add to the costs. Even in European countries, I believe this seems to be happening. We in the US just have a very complex system that could use some cleaning up..........I hope. I am hoping to write about reform from the patient-provider relationship. A lot of discussion about "top-down" reform (trickle down policy), but nothing from the "bottom-up" (i.e. how the needs of patients and their providers should define the reform).
     

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