1. Phil Burrow

    Phil Burrow New Member

    Feb 9, 2013
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    Hi there

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Phil Burrow, Feb 9, 2013.

    Hello everyone,

    My name is Phil, for many years now I have endured Jobs that am obliged to do to pay for food, rent and so on.

    Finally after being told for all of those years, I should do something creative. I am commited to writing and finishing a novel. Its really not easy to do, its a bit like whittling a bit of wood, one slip and you can ruin the whole design and you find you have made a hatstand instead of a spear.

    I am trying to set aside a few hours every day to write and unlike other attempts, I actually have a begining, middle and end to the story, complete with a character list, and storyboard. There are a few gray areas still but I have a good outline to work on.

    Those that love me, often tell me how good I am. So I need somebody who doesnt know me, to review my stories and can give a neutral unbiased perspective to it.

    I hope that I can find that help here and look forward to meeting all of you in the future:)

  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, Phil!

    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. The requirements of the Writing Workshop don't apply to the contests, so new members are allowed (nay, encouraged!) to get stuck in and enter!

    If you have any questions or problems, then the moderators (myself, 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. Trilby

    Trilby Contributor Contributor

    Jun 21, 2010
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    NE England
    Hi Phil, welcome to the forums.

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