1. DoNotDisturb

    DoNotDisturb New Member

    Jun 28, 2012
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    Intro to myself!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DoNotDisturb, Jul 5, 2012.

    What do you do when you last wrote a story fifteen years ago?

    Well, first, you get overwhelmed by the idea of writing again!

    My name is Mari, in high school I got a huge case of writer's block. I stopped liking my writing style, and I felt like none of my ideas were any good, now 15 years later I've a few ideas for stories that I am a little in love with and so I am here trying to figure out where to even start.

    Other than writing, I crochet and avoid domestic chores. I happen to be a mother of 1.1 kids, my son is 9 months and I am pregnant with #2 (about a month, see what I did there?). I go to school, but am going to have to get a job this next semester because my husband's job ends in a year and then he'll be taking over as domestic engineer. Hmm... I like photography, but I am not great at it, and well... I can't think of any other 'interests'. Obviously I enjoy reading. Currently I'm on the second book of the Game of Thrones (I know the book series is called something else... ice and fire, something, I don't really care to google it.... though in the time it took me to write this I would have found the answer).

    Ummm.... what do -you- want to know?
  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, Mari!

    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.

  3. Lydia

    Lydia Contributor Contributor

    Jun 9, 2009
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    Somewhere out there.
    Haha, I laughed at the 1.1 kids... welcome here, Mari. :) I'm sure this place will help you to get back to writing.

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