1. Benelee Harper

    Benelee Harper New Member

    Sep 14, 2012
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    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Benelee Harper, Sep 14, 2012.

    Hi, my name is Benelee. I'm pretty much a complete newbie to the world of writing. I came across this site in an effort to find as much help and advice as I can possibly find as I start down this new path. I love reading, writing for school projects, and have a huge imagination. I always wanted to attempt to put the stories in my head down on paper, but the prospect of writing an entire book from beginning to end is a scary thought for me. A while back I tried to write one of my stories down and got so frustrated with it, that I walked away. Recently I heard about NaNoWriMo and decided I had to give it a try with a much simpler story. Even if this story turns out to be horrible, I'm determined to do this. I'm sure that if I can just finish one project, then it would be the learning experience I need to better myself.…after all practice makes perfect right? :) I know I'll probably never publish one book, but for me it's not about that. I love books. I need a creative outlet for my over active imagination. For me, life is a blast when I'm challenging myself to be creative. In fact, I thrive off challenging myself creatively. No matter if it's playing an instrument or what.

    Well, i guess that's it. Thanks for listening to me. :)
  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, Benelee!

    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.


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