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    Newbie - Pausing my writing for now

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by WriteIdeas, Dec 20, 2012.

    Hi,

    After years of sitting on my fiction plots and tearing them up at the end, I've decided to begin writing and editing the more promising ones. I figured there would be like-minded people and googled my way to this site.

    About me - I am a journalist-turned-freelancer who has worked in both feature and news writing. I also reviewed books for a national magazine for three years.

    About my writing - I hover around the adventure genre, though I do foray into chicklit and fantasy when the mood strikes.

    I'm looking forward to learning a lot from this site and improving my skills. I've been lurking about all day and... wow! I'm calling my writing to a halt until I finish reading some of the more interesting threads, especially in the character development section.
     
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    Hi and welcome to the forums!
     
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    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

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    Welcome to Writing Forums, WriteIdeas!

    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.

    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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    Thanks so much, especially for the tips and links. I look forward to learning more about the forum and about writing :)
     

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