1. Monshala

    Monshala New Member

    Nov 27, 2011
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    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Monshala, Nov 27, 2011.

    Hello everyone. Monshala, you ask? What does it mean? Well, it is a character name that just seemed to stick. I wanted to join a few forums to perhaps communicate with other motivated writers. I'm excited to get to know some of you, your genre of choice and perhaps share material for critique purposes.
    I look forward to the experience.
    A little about me...
    I'm a father, husband and absolutely enjoy writing. Like all of us, it's a true passion, and like most my goal is to publish something.
    I've put myself through college. My wife and I are currently raising 3 boys all under the age of 4 (whew, late nights let me tell you).
    I know this might sound strange, but I don't read as much as most people. I love to write. Obviously, I read to improve my craft, and I read at work, but when it comes to leisure reading I don't do that so much. I told myself that once I completed my book, I'd slow down and read more for the fun of it. Currently, I'm on the last chapter of a 27 chapter, first book installment to an Epic Fantasy novel. I've written it 4 times over the past 16 years because it just wasn't ready. Even now, it may need the keen eye of an editor, but my focus is to see if the content grabs the reader. Anyone can write and any accomplished editor can make improvements to a story, but the story must be noteworthy. My goal is to make a noteworthy story (like everyone else here pretty much).
    If you all don't mind, I'll probably start reading your entries, give constructive feedback (if suggested) and submit some of my material in the future. I want to hear from people who don't know me, and improve the craft while learning from others. So, thank you for your future interactions.

  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, Monshala!

    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 and Cogito) 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. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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    Milwaukee, WI

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