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    Trying to take up the pen again!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tim01300, Jan 13, 2013.

    Hello everyone! My name is Tim and I'm trying to get back into creative writing. I got my BA in English a few years ago with a focus on writing. I felt I was pretty decent, I even won a few contests while I was there. I love making something that people enjoy reading or builds new emotion. I also find getting my motivation and focus to sit down and write very hard to come by sometimes. I'm sure some of you have the same problem, hundreds of ideas and scenes bouncing around in your head but nothing to show for it. I stopped writing after college because I had a very hard time getting constructive feedback on my work. Family members love everything and friends think everything should be more like this movie or that Harry Potter book ( I liked the movies!). So after almost two years I've decided I wanna get back to business. I look forward to working with you all.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Tim!

    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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    Hi Tim, welcome to the group!
     
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    Hi Tim, welcome on board.
     
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    Hi there Tim!

    New myself, actually, but I wanted to commiserate. I completely understand that feeling, and haven't written in ages. Hope that the forums help us both!
     
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    Welcome to the jungle, Tim, and good luck.
     

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