1. sharonwagoner

    sharonwagoner New Member

    Oct 21, 2012
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    Looking forward to lively discussions

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sharonwagoner, Oct 21, 2012.

    Hello, everyone. My name is Sharon.

    I am one of those people who likes to take classes, so I have wide-ranging interests and knowledge.

    My degrees are in psychology and art history.

    I am particularly well versed in odd bits of historical and technological trivia, so I may be able to help if you are stuck on some historical research.

    As soon as I have been on the forum long enough, I will post a portion of a historical mystery story that I have been trying to sell. I have collected several rejection notices, but cannot figure out what I did wrong with the story. I am hoping for some suggestions to help me edit the story so that I can get this fiction sold.

    I am ready to give help where I can and in need of help to reach my goals.
  2. Sam Brook

    Sam Brook New Member

    Oct 21, 2012
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    Hi Sharon, I am a newbie on the forum too. Look forward to lively, informative discussions also.
  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, Sharon!

    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.

    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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