1. Ralderable

    Ralderable New Member

    Nov 9, 2012
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    Hello there!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ralderable, Nov 9, 2012.

    Hello there everyone,

    My name is Ramo Alderweireld and I have been writing, mostly poetry for several years now. However recently I decided to try my hands on a novella. This has proven to be... rather difficult as frustrating because I keep writing in a poetically tinted manner and not everyone seems to appreciates this. When I keep editing my drafts to make them more commercially appealing, it feels as if I am disregarding the way I wish to write. Its not always pretty. So! I said to myself ''You, my friend, need to find yourself some guidance!'' So here I am in the hopes of improving my writing and showing what I have so far in order to receive feedback, which I can then work with. This is possible correct? On these forums? In the meantime I would like to do nothing more than to educate myself when it comes down to writing rules. Which these forums seem to be perfect for!

    See you there soon! On the battlefield of prose!
  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, Ramo!

    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.

    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.


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