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    "Your gift will make room for you"

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Teresa729, Oct 10, 2012.

    That's a quote I recently heard and after many years, I finally decided to get off my butt and get serious about my gift. My name is Teresa, I'm a 37-year-old married working mother of 2 girls. I've been writing for practically my whole life (poetry and now aspiring to write children's books) and have been told by everyone who has read my work that I should pursue it. I've made a ton of excuses as to why I don't have the time but now that I can be honest with myself, I think it all boils down to fear - fear of rejection, failure, the unknown.

    I'm hoping this forum will help me get over that. This is the first time that I'm publicly saying that I want to be a writer! I've always wanted to be a writer and I feel like that's what I was born to do! Now, if I can get a publisher or two to agree with me, then I'll be set, lol!

    Teresa
     
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    Hello and welcome! And congrats on pursuing your dreams. I wish you great success.
     
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    Married? You're breaking my heart, Teresa.
    But um, welcome. hehehe :p
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Teresa!

    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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    welcome, teresa!

    and congratulations on having the courage to come out of the closet...;)

    i'm a mom of 7, was down to my last 2, when i started writing seriously... i write children's books for a chicago publisher and mentor many aspiring children's book/story writers, so if you need any help along the way, just drop me a line any time...

    love and hugs, maia
    maia3maia@hotmail.com
     
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    Welcome.
     
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    Thanks Fivvle! :)
     
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    Haha - sorry to disappoint but thanks for the welcome, Thromnambular! :)
     
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    Thanks so much, Maia and congrats on your success. I can only imagine how busy you are with 7 so there's really no excuse for me, lol!

    Teresa
     
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    Thanks, Gigi! :)
     
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    'were'... first 5 are in their 50's, last 2 are 40 and mid-30s... i actually didn't start writing seriously till i was down to my final 2, so i know you can do it... email me for a morale boost any time you need one, sweetieheart...

    love and hugs, m
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