1. leadbelly

    leadbelly New Member

    Jan 28, 2012
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    Greetings from DC

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by leadbelly, Jan 28, 2012.

    Just wanted to take time to introduce myself; say hello, thanks for the forum and all that jazz. I've been a writer/scribbler since I could write but I've never been serious about it until lately. I've got a novel idea that won't leave me alone but trying to figure out all the info about outlining, snowflaking, three-act structure, etc. is sucking some of the joy out of the process. I've completed one NaNoWriMo but never revisited the story I wrote 'cause I knew it was crap--the purpose of that exercise was to finally complete something instead of having 100s of started stories here and there. Now I know I can write 50k words.

    Anyway, I think I'm a combination of a pantser/edit as I write kind of person but I'm trying to force some order into this story so I have less to "fix" after the first draft. I'm hoping I can find useful tips and encouragement from this forum.
  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, leadbelly!

    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 requirments. 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.

    If you have any questions or problems, then the moderators (myself and Cogito) 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. Backbiter

    Backbiter Member

    Apr 6, 2011
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    Welcome to the forums, leadybelly!

    I hope you enjoy your time here, and if you need help with anything feel free to shoot me a message. I'm no miracle worker, but I can try to help out where I can.

    - Backbiter

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