1. Egor

    Egor New Member

    May 28, 2012
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    New Orleans Area


    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Egor, May 28, 2012.

    Hi Everyone,

    I look forward to participating. I do book reviews and video book reviews, and I have a website devoted to that called "The Novel Report." I also enjoy reading and critiquing writers who want me to look at their work. I hope eventually to have some of my own work critiqued here.

    I wrote the novel "Caretakers of Eternity" through Black Spirit Publishing (which is my own micro-publishing company), and I'm working on my second novel now--11,000 words in.

    I don't know: I've been so on-again-off-again in my writing, and yet I still have the audacity to wonder why I'm not successful. But I've decided to give it ten good years of dedicated effort. I've been told I write a good story, so why not give it a real go? My idea is to write a novel, try for a traditional contract, and if that doesn't work, publish it myself, and move on to the next novel. Eventually I'll have several out there, and that's a really good ingredient for success, even if it's not a guarantee.

    I'll update my profile a bit more when I get home on my own computer, but I have filled in some of the basic info already.

    Thanks for having me in your forum. I look forward to making some friends here. Take care.

    Edward Gordon (aka Egor) :)
  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, Egor!

    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.


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