1. MandieThompson41

    MandieThompson41 New Member

    Feb 2, 2013
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    Hi Y'all

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MandieThompson41, Feb 2, 2013.

    Hi, my name is Mandie, I'm new to the world of writing for others to read. I currently have 2 books in the process. 1 being a Cook Book and the other being a Romantic Mystery. I have always had a creative imagination, however I have never put pen and paper to it. Due to many people saying I should write my stories down or write a book based off what I create is a new idea. One i have toyed with for many years but never dedicated much time nor effort to it. However with the recent surge in my craving to read, I'm hoping that it will fuel my need to express what my imagination comes up with.

    Any help in my journey from mind, to paper, to print, to reader would be greatly helpful.
  2. mammamaia

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

    Nov 21, 2006
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    Coquille, Oregon
    welcome to the site, mandie!

    i mentor new writers, so if you want one-on-one help, just drop me a line anytime... otherwise, you can ask questions in the relevant sections here and get a wide range of responses from your fellow members...

    love and hugs, maia
  3. Rebel Yellow

    Rebel Yellow Active Member

    Feb 17, 2012
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    Welcome to the forums Mandie! I hope you find what you seek here.
  4. 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, Mandie!

    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.

  5. Trilby

    Trilby Contributor Contributor

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

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