1. nanobelle

    nanobelle New Member

    Mar 9, 2013
    Likes Received:

    Avid writer, new member

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by nanobelle, Mar 29, 2013.

    Hello, I am glad I found this forum for I have been writing copiously for 4 years now and long for feedback and community.
    It all began with a good deal of killing time before work and a small criticism. I had the privilege of teaching my daughter at home just before she entered high school and after reading one of her short stories I offered a criticism she felt was undeserved.
    "If you think it's so easy, you do it!"
    I thought that I would write a short story to show solidarity (and maybe show off a little) but I became ensnared by the project and before long I'd written a novella.
    This was strange to me. I had done well in writing in high school but the process had bored me. I was an obsessive reader of the other people's works. I would rather be dragged behind a car than write. Now thirty years later I find that I love to tell stories. I have written three unpublished novels, one rewritten and one in the works-all science fiction.
    Every morning before work with four hours to myself I slogged my way through plots and character development, clicking away on my new laptop bought just for this new hobby. I bought books on writing and bugged my more talented daughter for critiques. I admit a tad shamefully that my first works was pure fan fiction. It was easier to work on someone else's cool character than mine own. Then magic happened, an incidental character began to live and breathe. And the rest is history, or rather, text.
    I want to finish my novel. I want it to be good, readable, diverting. I want to give back now what I have been given.
  2. Banzai

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

    Mar 31, 2007
    Likes Received:
    Reading, UK
    Welcome to Writing Forums, nanobelle!

    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.


Share This Page