1. Typo

    Typo New Member

    Feb 8, 2013
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    Central California

    Howdy y'all

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

    Heya folks. This looks like a great place to get (and hopefully give) some constructive help.

    I have been doing the fanfiction thing for a while, but have come to realize that: a) I'm probably not going to get the kind of critique there that I so desperately need, and b) I need to work on more original stories if I'm going to truly become the writer that I want to be...so here I am.

    I'm oriented toward Fantasy and SciFi, but really I just want to write things that make my readers feel something. I think that here I am going to force myself out of my comfort zone and try to broaden the types of stories I get into. (I think I need to force myself into writing more strong female characters, as that is something I am definitely lacking)

    I never attended college and so haven't gotten the kind of education/developement that I know I need, so hopefully I can walk down a path of growth here at writingforums.org.
  2. tionA

    tionA Active Member

    Jan 28, 2013
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    howdy, partner lol.
  3. Trilby

    Trilby Contributor Contributor

    Jun 21, 2010
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    NE England
    Hi there Typo, wecome to the forums.
  4. Banzai

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

    Mar 31, 2007
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Typo!

    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.


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