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  1. Shadywood

    Shadywood Member

    Feb 19, 2013
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    Victoria, Canada

    Another newbie!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Shadywood, Feb 19, 2013.

    Hello fellow writers,

    A brief intro: I'm a lifelong writer, finally getting my act together and 1/3rd of the way through my first "real" novel. It is never easy to find the time to write, as I work and am the mother of two lovely little girls (one of whom is crawling around my feet as I type). I am a huge historical fiction fan and my novel is, not surprisingly, set in 14th century England/Ireland. It is based on the life of Eleanor de Bohun, a granddaughter of Edward Longshanks. I also delve into article-writing, usually about parenting and its foibles. I am hoping to connect with some fellow writers, to draw some inspiration and also to get some help with critiquing my work.

  2. Rebel Yellow

    Rebel Yellow Active Member

    Feb 17, 2012
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    Welcome to the forums Shady! It's true that in this hectic world it can be hard to find the time to write. Your premise looks promising and I look forward to reading some of your work. Don't forget to read the rules as there are strict requirements before new members can post their work.
  3. Trilby

    Trilby Contributing Member Contributor

    Jun 21, 2010
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    NE England
    Hello Shadywood, welcome to the forums.

    I love your signature ;)
  4. 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, Shadywood!

    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.

  5. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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    Milwaukee, WI
    Hey and welcome. :)
  6. Luca Rossi

    Luca Rossi Member

    Feb 12, 2013
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    Turin, Italy, Italy
    Hi Shadywood,
    it is not easy to write with children at you feet. I know what you mean. I like novels based in past centuries. Welcome!

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