1. mine7000

    mine7000 New Member

    Apr 16, 2012
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    Warren, Michigan, United States

    Hello Everyone!!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mine7000, Apr 16, 2012.

    I was looking for a site that would help me change the way I wrote "the sparkled in the water". I am in an Advanced Creative Writing class at Macomb Community College and in the middle of editing a short story that I wrote. I have a hard time with writing descriptively like saying that the boy ran fast instead of saying the boy ran as fast as a cheetah chasing it's meal. Anyways, I ran across the site while I was looking for some help. I am glad that I found this site and I attached it to my facebook, so I hope some of my friends will join it, too. If anyone thinks that I take to long to say what I want, you are probably right. I do forget stuff, a lot, and lose my train of thought.

    I am 52 years old and disabled. I have been going to school for something to do and I feel pretty good that I managed to get an Associates Degree in General Studies. (I did really lousy in high school) When I started school, I just took classes that I was interested in and I didn't have a goal in mind. After less that 2 years, I had 63 credits and a GPA of 3.894. My husband was going to graduate with 3 degrees in 2 years with a GPA a little bit higher than mine. We decided that we would graduate together because we were both Phi Theta Kappa and figured it would be nice to do it together. I don't know if I can still get the Pell Grant even though my husband hasn't been able to find a job in over 3 years. My husband and I have been doing animal rescue for about 8 years, mostly cats, but we have also done squirrels, snakes, lizards, and more.

    I started writing as a kid when a counselor suggested it and I have loved writing ever since. Most of my poems from when I was around 16 were very dark and about dying. (I was suicidal a lot of the time and on drugs) During the same time, I was able to write a few nice stories. Nowadays, my writing is affected by my mood,so it is all over the place. I would really like to write about the personalities about the many cats that I have had because what I have seen them do, the books all say is impossible.

    Well, I have to say that I go a little bit overboard with introductions, but I encourage everyone to give me honest criticism on my writing. Enough about me. I really hope to meat some friends in here because I don't really have many at this time. I will try and read as many intro's as I can, but right now, I have to finish my story.

    Betty Allen
  2. Just Jon

    Just Jon New Member

    Apr 7, 2012
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    Slightly left of center
    Welcome, Betty! I'm pretty new here as well. I hope you enjoy your time here.

    I'm a former Michigander myself. Lived in Dexter/Ann Arbor for many years.
  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, Betty!

    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.


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