1. peachalulu

    peachalulu Member Reviewer Contributor

    May 20, 2012
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    occasionally Oz , mainly Canada

    Hi ! Kooky writer from Canada

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by peachalulu, May 23, 2012.

    I'm slightly nervous as I've never really joined anything like this before. But I love to write , and couldn't help being lured into finding a spot where eveyone sounds like they're going through, pretty much the same excitement and frustration over their work as I am.

    I've written for years but haven't really show anyone my personal work. There was a disastrous moment in my childhood where my mom read my 'Harriet the Spy' notebook , she didn't say anything, just gave me a look and since then I seem to be avoiding that look of disappointment from everyone. I know, get over it! Who I am perceived on the outside, isn't quite what's revealed in my stories. I've never really fixed on any genre - I've completed two scripts a sci-fi and a horror. Completed a mammoth rough draft of a bizarre mystery that included slavery , villains who had magic talents , an an amnesiac hero and finished two equally unusual stories. I battle the dreaded YCDB syndrome ( as in You can Do Better ) which can stall my progress.

    Well just wanted to shout a hello , and let everyone know I'm glad to be here and get some inpiration , hopefully give some , and really knuckle down and expose my work.
  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, peachalulu!

    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.

  3. Leonardo Pisano

    Leonardo Pisano Active Member

    Jan 21, 2011
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    Welcome, dear peachalulu!

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