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  1. ChrystinaTrulove-Reyes

    ChrystinaTrulove-Reyes Member

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    Hello everyone.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ChrystinaTrulove-Reyes, Apr 1, 2013.

    My name is really long, which can be annoying, so please just call me "Cat." I have been registered with this site for a while, thanks to a fellow student at college. I am currently enrolled in order to get a degree in English. I have no confidence in my writing. I know I can write, otherwise it would not consume every part of my life. I am hoping to build the confidence for me to write, edit, polish, and publish a novel and, hopefully later, a series.

    My interests in writing concern just about everything from mythology. The more "magical" the more interested I am. I have been working with vampires, zombies, ghosts, a necromancer, and werewolves in the formula for my novel for over seven years now. I think that my biggest problems are I am too afraid to put my work out there, so I focus on the petty parts of the writing.

    I have a notebook that I carry around to help me clarify my thoughts, or to note something that interests me and have a general plan for my story (and its possible continuation). I am actually looking for help in motivation, concentration, and confidence. I am hoping by joining these forums I can learn a lot and become a better writer. I look forward to meeting everyone and helping when and where I can.

    Thank you for this opportunity.

    Cat
     
  2. mbinks89

    mbinks89 Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum. I'd recommend you post some stuff up in the workshop. That'll get you feedback and build your confidence (or shatter it -- I joke haha).
     
  3. Banzai

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Cat!

    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.


    Banzai
     
  4. ChrystinaTrulove-Reyes

    ChrystinaTrulove-Reyes Member

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    Thank you for your welcome. I am still getting the hang of the site, but soon I will try posting and see what happens. I think that reviewing other people's work and seeing how others are reviewed will help me learn some tricks for my pieces as well.

    Cat
     
  5. ChrystinaTrulove-Reyes

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    You guys are definitely well organized. I have been learning through school that reviewing is just as important as writing. Reviewing lets you see how other writers work, and sadly, learn from their mistakes. So reading another piece, and the reviews already presented for that piece, you can learn tons. So this site actually works well for me. Thank you very much for the welcome and the tips. I will keep them in mind and try my hand at a few reviews soon.

    Cat
     
  6. BarlowEnter

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    Good advice.
     

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