1. o0oHANDo0o

    o0oHANDo0o New Member

    Jan 31, 2013
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    G'day from downunder

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by o0oHANDo0o, Mar 24, 2013.

    Greetings from the land of Oz. A place where the bunnies are six foot, there are teddy bears in the trees and they measure rainfall in meters. Nearly twenty years ago I decided to be a writer, I had three children's books published in the UK and then the publishing house went bankrupt... I've often wondered if that was the universe trying to tell me something. Anyways... after many decades spent roaming this little rock of ours, I've settled on a little eucalyptus fragrant island in the tropics. The mission now, should I chose to accept it, is to wade back into the world of writing and hopefully not sink anymore publishers. I'm starting small and trying to get some work published in magazines and gradually build a portfolio to help sway those pesky publishing houses to put my works in print and on shelves around the world. Somehow I can't shake the feeling that it all feels a little like busking at the moment. Work, the one that pays the bills, keeps me very busy and time is in short supply, but I will post some work in the not too distant future and I'd appreciate some crit and comment.
    Thanks and happy to be apart of this community.
  2. 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, o0oHANDo0o!

    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.

  3. Revenant

    Revenant New Member

    Jan 24, 2013
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    Welcome along, neighbour. Good to have you here.
  4. Trilby

    Trilby Contributor Contributor

    Jun 21, 2010
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    NE England
    Hi oHo, welcome on board.

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