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    Self employed = palaeolithic author?

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Corybobory, Apr 10, 2012.

    Hello everyone!

    I joined another writing forum but don't really feel it's right for me... so I found this one and it feels like it has a bit more of a community :) So I hope I can settle in!

    My name's Cory, and I'm a Canadian living in England. I'm a self-employed jewellery maker (I make book-themed jewellery, and have a shop on Etsy called Coryographies), and with my stay-at-home lifestyle I thought it might gel with getting into writing non-fiction again!

    I have a degree in palaeolithic archaeology, and would love to write a novel based in prehistoric times. I have a couple plot ideas, but am trying to develop them. I thought joining a forum might give me inspiration, ideas and a few tips! I've published a few academic things, but nothing fictional - in fact it's probably been a good 10 years since I focussed on writing anything fiction, so I probably need help!

    So hello...!
     
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    Welcome to here.
    I'm sure you can figure it out for yourself, but I'll say it anyway. This site is a great resource.

    On another note, the reading level might be a little low, but try reading/rereading Call of the Wild. As a study, this book can be a lot of fun. Whether you focus on how the non-human main character is portrayed or the narrative style, its a quick read and sometimes a source of inspiration.
     
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    Welcome to the forum Cory. Hope you find this place to your liking. It's a good idea to read the rules. they are helpful. Hopefully you'll find a little inspiration and a few tips that will get you closer to your goals.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Cory! (Small world...)

    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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