1. msjhord

    msjhord New Member

    Jun 19, 2012
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    New member here

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by msjhord, Jun 19, 2012.

    Hi, the name is Jennifer. I used to write like crazy when I was in high school. Adulthood, work, and just the travails of life have often separated me from this love. But I've never forgotten how much I enjoyed it, and how much I love spinning stories. Though, admittedly, my technique is not as great as it used to be. So, I've joined the forum to help get some ideas and tips on how I can make my currently lackluster writing better. Shinier. I don't want fame or fortune necessarily, though admittedly some of the latter might be nice. I would just love to see something of mine in print one day. Before print becomes a thing of the past.

    I do read, most of my choices being fiction. But if the nonfiction is a worthy, interesting topic, I might give it a go. Like right now, I am reading Tim Reiterman's book about Jim Jones. Yeah, that Jim Jones. Good read but it's a long 'un. Especially since it has BUNCHES of footnotes that I stop and read as I go along. But I digress.

    By no means do I consider myself a writing expert -- thus my reason for being here. But I will be glad to offer a critique now and then if wanted. I am also a forum member on another site, but I figure it's good check out knowledge from more than one source.

  2. naturemage

    naturemage Active Member

    Dec 7, 2011
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    West Lawn, PA
    This should be in New Member Introductions. But, welcome to the site!
  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, Jennifer!

    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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