1. S.P. van der Lee

    S.P. van der Lee New Member

    Mar 12, 2013
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    The Netherlands

    hi :)

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by S.P. van der Lee, Mar 12, 2013.

    Hi, I'm Suzanne, I'm 22 years old and I live in The Netherlands.
    I have been a writer for a very long time, I can't remember being anything else. I have written around 4 manuscripts of around 80.000 each so far and I plan to write many more. I'm currently busy with a trilogy, of which book 1 is finished. I sent it to a couple of agencies, in both The Netherlands and to some American agencies, but no luck so far. I'd love to publish my books, but I'm afraid I won't have such luck here. My genre, Young-Adult, is rarely present and usually translated work from America. So I guess I shouldn't focus too much on our market, but instead more on America/England. I'm currently also translating my own manuscript for that purpose. I'm still questioning whether it's even possible for me to get an American agency :p Although I would love it.

    My favorite genres in reading are Young-Adult, Paranormal Romance, Dystopian and Urban-Fantasy.

    Well, that's about it :p Feel free to ask me anything!

  2. Banzai

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

    Mar 31, 2007
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Suzanne!

    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 Suzanne, welcome on board.

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