1. Kristin Marie

    Kristin Marie New Member

    Mar 25, 2013
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    Boise, Id

    A quick hello

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kristin Marie, Mar 27, 2013.

    My name is Kristin Marie and I am a writer. When I was in the first grade that's all I wanted to be. I wrote for pleasure mostly until January of 2007. In December the previous year my uncle died... I fell out of the habit of writing while trying to cope with the death of one of my favorite family members. Then in April of 2007, my brother was killed in action while serving for the US army in Iraq. I fell into a depression after that. I haven't written anything for pleasure in a long time. I try, but the words always seemed hollow, and unreal. Dealing with depression and trying to find my voice again has been an ongoing struggle and I am extremely out of practice in putting the words from my head onto the page. I joined this forum in the hopes of making some new friends, learning some new skills, and regaining my love for this craft.

    Thanks for the welcome.
  2. Rebel Yellow

    Rebel Yellow Active Member

    Feb 17, 2012
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    Welcome to the forums Kristin Marie. I'm sorry for the loss of your uncle and your brother; the loss of someone close to us can devastate us and it can be hard to find the motivation to go on with our life. You made the right move by joining these forums as the people around here are very friendly and I am sure it will help you get back on track. :)

    Best of luck to you!
  3. Banzai

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

    Mar 31, 2007
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    Reading, UK
    Welcome to Writing Forums, Kristin Marie!

    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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