1. kmretterath12

    kmretterath12 New Member

    Aug 14, 2012
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    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kmretterath12, Aug 14, 2012.

    I am a rather inexperience writer but hope to become more familiar with the writing community. I am not preparing to write a novel, but short essays and memoirs seem to be my forte. I enjoy writing very much but am unsure whether or not my ideas are worth sharing. This fall I will be a freshman in college and plan to major in English, however I don't know what career I want to get into. Becoming a teacher doesn't seem like it would be something that suits me, but I also know that my writing may not get me very far. By joining this forum I hope to discover myself as a writer and see where my writing can take me. Any comments or suggestions to help would be greatly appreciated!
  2. Cynglen

    Cynglen Member

    Jul 29, 2010
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    Welcome Kmret! Great to hear you want to develop yourself as a writer/person through these forums, and the best I can tell you is to just keep writing and see where it takes you. As far as life field, no worries there. I'm a Junior in college and changed my major 6 times before deciding on a goal (and that decision came over this past summer).

    Be sure to hang around the short story review forums. As a casual writer, I found reading and critiquing other people's works helped expand my writing knowledge/creativity a great deal. Don't be too nervous to post up some of your own stuff just to see what the general impression is and if you can't improve the piece at all.
  3. Banzai

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

    Mar 31, 2007
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, kmretterath12!

    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.


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