1. byjordanmarie

    byjordanmarie New Member

    May 12, 2013
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    I guess it is my turn..

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by byjordanmarie, May 12, 2013.

    My name is Jordan, and I live in Texas. I have a daughter, and for the past two years I have identified myself as a mother, but I am ready to move past that. I was "a girl" or just "me" before that, and I really want to revisit that person. I struggle with anxiety, boredom, and the conundrum of what to do with my mind. I have always loved to write. I have been writing stories (aka, starting but never finishing) since middle school, and I have always excelled in English class. I have been telling myself, for the past few months, that I want to get serious with my writing. I took a continuing education class for creative writing (I've already done the college thing and received my bachelor degree almost three years back) a few months ago, and although I know I am headed in the right direction, I still am not accomplishing much. I was getting near "I am about to loose my marbles", so I decided to start a new blog and join this forum.

    Long story short, here I am and "hello". I hope to make some progress and new friends! Xo.
  2. Trilby

    Trilby Contributor Contributor

    Jun 21, 2010
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    NE England
    Hi Jordan, welcome a board.
  3. 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, Jordan!

    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! We also have a growing short story club (think book club, but with short stories!), which you can find stickied in the Book Discussion forum.

    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.

  4. Dixie92

    Dixie92 New Member

    May 11, 2013
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    Hey Jordan and welcome to the board :)
  5. chicagoliz

    chicagoliz Contributor Contributor

    May 30, 2012
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    Welcome, Jordan!
    What sort of stuff do you write?
  6. Rebel Yellow

    Rebel Yellow Active Member

    Feb 17, 2012
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    Welcome to the community. :)

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