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  1. Trey

    Trey New Member

    Dec 24, 2012
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    Pisgah Forest, NC

    Hi and Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Trey, Dec 24, 2012.

    My name is Tracey, pen name Trey, and I'm getting serious about my writing! I have published nonfiction special interest pieces in magazines and newspapers but that's it. I haven't taken a creative writing course since 1998 and I'm a bit rusty. That's why I'm here! I currently have 2 book projects ongoing, both historical fiction. Philip's Glider is a work of juvenile fiction based set in Schenectady, New York in the early 1900's and "Lizzie" (not really named yet) covers the life of my actual great grandmother from 1860 through reconstruction and beyond in central Alabama. This one is in it's infancy with only 1 rough chapter on paper. It's a monster! I can't wait to get some input on it!

    I am 53, a single mom, full-time college student, retired horsewoman, unemployed pastor, and now full time caregiver to two disabled family members. I am looking forward to getting to know other writers and being a part of this phenomenal writers forum!!


  2. Trilby

    Trilby Contributing Member Contributor

    Jun 21, 2010
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    NE England
    Hello and welcome to the forums and good luck with the writing.
  3. 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, Trey!

    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.

  4. capturedpotential

    capturedpotential Member

    Oct 14, 2012
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    Welcome! You sound like you have a lot of stories to tell. You seem like a very nice encouraging person. We are happy to have you here. Looking forward to read what you write. Merry Christmas to you!
  5. auntiebetty

    auntiebetty Active Member

    Jul 6, 2012
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    Ohio, Arizona, Colorado
    Hi Trey:

    You are a bundle of energy, a talented woman, and a responsible one. Those are a lot of heavy-duty responsibilities in your list. The history of your family is facinating. I will watch the development of your questions and progress about how to write dialogue for long-dead people, because I too have a similar project that I started this past July. At least you have published some fiction so you must know the basic rules.

    Enjoy the forum.
    auntie betty

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