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    Zip zoom whoosh fwomp BOOM! Hi, I'm Jess

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by musicjess2, Feb 28, 2013.

    Hello there! I just recently started checking out what's out there for writing forums and blogs, and I'm completely new too this type of community (no worries, I made a point of checking out the rules; I know so forums are a stickler about some things and I'm not totally new to this sorta deal and won't cause any trouble. I actually owned a forum for a super old game I play, but that's a completely different topic and I promise I'll stop rambling now)

    Currently I'm a freshman in college with an undeclared major. I'm leaning towards a double Bachelor of Arts in music and English - after think about going for music education for a while, it's a little bit of a switch and I'm going to declare fairly soon after I look into the BA in music program more. (I mean, I want to make sure I'm able to make a living after I spend all of this time getting into debt). I fell in love with the school I'm in and there is no other place that I'd rather spend the next 4 years. I play the clarinet and adore the studio we have on campus. It's a super tight-knit group with students from all over the place. The music conservatory is filled with some incredible people (and very talented musicians!)

    As far as writing goes, I'm in the creative writing club on campus. I've written a little bit of poetry, but I mostly like to journal. Whenever I experiance something new or an event that touched me in some way, I HAVE to write about it. I really want to write about my junior/senior year of high school experiances and am currently outlining a young adult novel for that. I really want to get far with it, and might be looking for feedback here later on. Maybe even while I'm at the plot/outlining stages. I've been taking so much time thinking about the details. (It's a tad rediculous) but I'm going to start writing it this week and put the ideas that have been in my head for who knows how long onto paper. I changed so much in high school after I had lost my grandmother from cancer, and while making all of the college/life decisions that I needed to that year. I remember some of the books I read and songs I listened to and how they helped me get through the "weird funk" I had been going through, and I wanted to be able to write my experiance as well. It seems necesary. As though I HAVE to do it, or I'll never be happy with myself or something along the lines of that.

    I really enjoy drawing/painting.
    The avatar is a picture of a scratchboard I did in high school and then shrunk down to fit up in that 'lil 'ol corner :p

    Thanks for reading, and I look forward to checking this place out/chit-chatting.
    "School comes first" so I don't know how often I'll really be online, but it should be fun when I am :)
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forums.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Jess!

    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.


    Banzai
     
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    thanks for the welcome and the info :)
     
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    Welcome aboard and good luck on your journey! :)
     
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    thanks! :)
     

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