1. thesilvermystery

    thesilvermystery New Member

    Sep 27, 2012
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    Hello Everyone

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by thesilvermystery, Sep 27, 2012.

    It's nice to meet you all. I have been writing for quite some time but I haven't really taken the opportunity to get out and meet others in the writing community.

    This month I recently started self publishing my own fiction on barnes and noble, amazon, and other writing markets. I am doing well saleswise (almost to the point of making a living), but I have been getting some bad reviews. I have been told my work is stilted and I have a problem with "telling and not showing." I hope to find some help and maybe start on the road to becoming a better writer.

    If anyone knows of anyplace or anyperson willing to talk about writing with me, let me know. I could reciprocate with knowledge I have about self publishing.

    Thank you and I hope to meet many writers here!

  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, Silver!

    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, Cogito, 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. Danvok

    Danvok New Member

    Aug 28, 2012
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    Welcome to....

    the writing zone! DA DA DA DUMMMMMMM!

    Heya : D

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