1. BritInFrance

    BritInFrance Active Member

    Nov 7, 2012
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    Central France

    Hi from a Brit based in France

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BritInFrance, Nov 7, 2012.

    Hi, I have recently realised that for the last 25 years I have been lying to myself about why I don't write - the most common lie was "I don't have time". In the last couple of years I do have time, and guess what... I have written very little (not nothing, so that is a start). I have read a lot more (I have always loved reading, SF, classics, thrillers, horror... pretty much anything).

    I have had time to reflect and I have had lots more ideas, so that is a positive point.

    I have been thinking I need to write THE novel, but I find this overwhelming. So, my latest idea is to write a series of stories on characters who all live in the same fictional English costal town. I am also trying not to write the perfect first draft but to JUST WRITE something.

    I am also aware that I do so like to spend time reading ABOUT writing so much more than I do actually writing. So I may need limit my time on this site!
  2. evelon

    evelon Active Member

    Aug 26, 2009
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    Hello BritInFrance. I know what you mean! Thought it was just me spent more time finding excuses not to write than actually get down to it. Your idea of writing a serious of stories involving characters who may possibly be included in a novel at some point, seems good.

    Think you just have to bite the bullet and do it. (excuses for not doing something are very often a defense against failing if you do.)

    Good luck with it all.
  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, BritInFrance!

    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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