1. Somnus

    Somnus New Member

    Apr 21, 2013
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    Greetings all.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Somnus, Apr 21, 2013.

    I've been lurking in the shadows of this and a few more writing-related sites before finally settling down here. Being a very tentative writer, this will hopefully help me get my project across the finish line - a story about an orphaned necromancer who must avenge her village by killing a creature from their deepest myths (and yadayadayada). In my defense, the last story I abandonned wasn't (entirely) because of lack of motivation: we'll just say that at fifteen, I don't have enough military experience to write a convincing counterterrorism story, no matter how much I read.
    I tend to overthink things at times, as well as apparently overreacting to non-constructive criticism; however, my lack of technical aptitude (yes, I know, I'm an embarassement to the teenage male community =D) will likely allow me to cool down while I try to figure out how to post. If not, my apologies; I promise to kill my temper whenever possible. I speak fluent French, if that can be of any help to anyone (translation-wise), and I may be found at Yahoo Answers under the same name (Somnus).
  2. Rebel Yellow

    Rebel Yellow Active Member

    Feb 17, 2012
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    Hey bonjour Somnus! It's nice to see a fellow Canadian on the forums. I assume you are also from Quebec.

    You seem to have an interesting premise for your story! I'm sure it will turn out to be a great novel (I enjoy the fantasy genre a lot).

    As for motivation, you took a step in the right direction by joining this forum; it will definitely help.

    Welcome to the Writing Forums. :)
  3. 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, Somnus!

    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.

  4. Trilby

    Trilby Contributor Contributor

    Jun 21, 2010
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    NE England
    Hello and welcome to the forums.
  5. DeathChamberzMusic

    DeathChamberzMusic New Member

    Apr 17, 2013
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    I would just say good or bad try and finish and continue to write It can only help you get better. Continuing to quit will make it be a habit. And who knows what gems can be used from your previous stories
  6. Michael O

    Michael O Member

    Apr 2, 2013
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    I don't speak a word of French. So I picked up a book printed in French and guess what?

    Coincidences never cease to amaze me.
  7. Oak7ree

    Oak7ree Member

    Dec 29, 2012
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    Willkommen and good luck.

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