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  1. Yvaine

    Yvaine New Member

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    Another Newbie

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Yvaine, Jan 6, 2012.

    Hello,

    I'm Yvaine and I'm currently studying children's literature. I enjoy writing as a hobby and love to read. I am currently re-living my school days reading Treasure Island, Peter Pan and Harry Potter and I love it!
     
  2. Jhunter

    Jhunter Mmm, bacon. Contributor

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    Welcome to the forums.
     
  3. Banzai

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

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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Yvaine!

    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.


    Banzai
     
  4. mammamaia

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

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    welcome, yvaine! [lovely name, btw]

    are you intending to write stories/books for children?... if so and if you need any help along the way, i write picture books for a chicago publisher and i mentor children's book/story writers, am only a mouse-click away...

    love and hugs, maia
     
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    Hey welcome!
     
  6. Yvaine

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    Hi Everyone!

    Maia,
    Yes I would like to write for children but it's a new genre for me and still early days. I've completed a creative writing course during my second year at Uni which was very helpful and any help you can give would be appreciated. Thank you.
    Yvaine
     
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    Hi Yvaine! Welcome to the forums, you'll be able to get a lot of great feedback and advice here! :D
     

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