1. readingimp

    readingimp New Member

    Feb 18, 2012
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    Hi all!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by readingimp, Feb 18, 2012.

    My name is Amanda. I am obviously a new member here. I am 23. I work as a retail accountant. I will be graduating in May with my B.A.S. in business admin. Which is why I've started writing again. Work, school, life got in the way. I used to write non-stop when I was in high school. Actually I was a member of this very forum then. I was less mature and I didn't understand nor could I handle the critics. That being said, I'm back! And I'm here to learn. So be as critical as you can. Tear my work apart and hand it to me in shreds. I want to be a great writer. I want to get published. I want to create something I can be proud of!

    I haven't really chosen a genre to write in yet. I read a lot of paranormal romance. I'm interested in writing it too. As well as mystery, fantasy, regular romance, and teen. I plan to write a short story every week and post it for scrutiny. Each week I want to challenge myself. I even got a prompt app on my iphone so I can continuously have stories to write. When I feel I'm ready, I plan to start writing a story to be published. I understand I shouldn't post more than an excerpt if i want it to be published.

    I'm excited! I cannot wait to get started! Hopefully I can make some new friends here and really make use of this wonderful forum!
  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, Amanda!

    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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