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  1. Kyladoot

    Kyladoot New Member

    Apr 24, 2013
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    Aspiring Author

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kyladoot, Apr 24, 2013.


    Wow. What a cool way to use the Internet! I just joined the forum. I am exited about the possibility to connect with like-minded writers, all while sitting on my bed in underpants.

    The reason I joined the forum was to ask judge if my thoughts and prose are (or have a distinct possibility to be) good enough for publication

    I have been working on a novel-length piece for about three months. I want to know if I should consider this just a *just for fun* enterprise, or...something more.

    If you have any editorial experience/ gauging the publishability of stories, please let me know!

  2. billywhizz100

    billywhizz100 Member

    Apr 2, 2013
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    Brighton, UK
    I'm in a similar position. First thing's first, you need to contribute to the site (following the strict guidelines regarding posts and critiques). Once you're qualified to post your work, you'll soon enough get some really great feedback as to whether this is something you should pursue. Of course, writing of any sort is always worth pursuing, but the question of whether you might get some fame, money, recognition out of it is something altogether different.
  3. Rebel Yellow

    Rebel Yellow Active Member

    Feb 17, 2012
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    Welcome to the forums Kyladoot! I hope you find what you seek in this community. What kind of stories do you like to wrtie?
  4. Trilby

    Trilby Contributing Member Contributor

    Jun 21, 2010
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    NE England
    Hi doot! welcome to the forums.
  5. 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, Kyladoot!

    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! We also have a growing short story club (think book club, but with short stories!), which you can find stickied in the Book Discussion forum.

    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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