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    Noob

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by northernadams, Mar 10, 2013.

    Just found this forum, and already it's much more highfaluting than some of the other forums I've found.

    I've written one full-length book: Mickey and the Gargoyle. Self-pubbed on CreateSpace. I focus mainly on middle grade, Christian, fantasy and mystery, although my current WIP is strictly mystery. Can't say I'm legitimate, being self-published (although there's more respect for it nowadays) but I did revel in all the control I had--I prefer old-school grammar rules and formatting. I was also miraculously able to afford a top-notch illustrator. I'm very proud of the final product.

    I'm hoping to make connections here. I recently moved to an area where I have no local writing group I can go to. I'm very open to any 'critique by email' arrangements anyone might be interested in--swapping chapters, preferably with other children's writers.

    Now I'm going to poke around some and check out the forum. : )
     
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    Welcome! New here too and already having a good time.
     
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    Welcome to the forum guys! You'll love it here I'm sure.
     
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    Thanks, everybody. : )
     
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    (the goblin wondered what was meant by highfalutin where normally it held somewhere negative connotations, but that was by the by as the sentiment no doubt was positively meant, saying "...so welcome to writersforum, where I will do my best to help you where I can, and where I won't know if you really are a writer until I've seen with my own eyes that which you write here, for being publish or self-publish is no real substitution for one's own appraisal is it...", in fact, the goblin somehow guessed that the publisher couldn't be trusted either, so instead he just hang around writer's forums to see who was reading what, adding "...I mean if you are looking for something new to listen to, you might click upon the what are you listening to thread is order to find that track, well then, why should it be any different for reading material too...", whereupon the goblin just stamped his foot hard upon the red carpet turning it green again, saying "...yes much better, doesn't a green welcoming carpet seem so much more inviting to the eye here..")
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, northernadams!

    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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