1. AlyMoon

    AlyMoon New Member

    Apr 9, 2012
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    [Newbie Alert!] I'm Aly!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AlyMoon, Apr 10, 2012.

    Hi everyone, I'm Aly Moon!

    Okay, so that isn't really my name, but it is the name I hope to be published under once I write my book. I've been writing for around two years now, which is probably a lot shorter than I am, and I'm glad to have found a community that I've heard is great for Original Fiction. I've mostly been writing fan fiction, and it has helped me improve and write better and grow as an author. I would link you, but I don't thin it's allowed? :confused:

    Anyway, I'm more interested in YA and childrens lit than anything, and I hope to be a elementart school teacher when I graduate. I'm 21 and in college now, American EST :p Umm...let's see...I'm pretty much obsessed with the British Isles. I love Doctor Who, Sherlock (I still havent' watched season two :( ) Merlin and Harry Potter. I also love all things Syfy. Obviously, I like to write. I find that it's easier for me to tell someone how to improve than for me to do it myself.

    My weaknesses, as you are sure to discover, are grammar and spelling. I know, something a writer should be strong in. But I'm not. :/ Anyway...I think that's enough for now...
  2. superpsycho

    superpsycho New Member

    Feb 28, 2012
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    Welcome to the forum. Hope you find this place to your liking and it helps move you towards your goals. It's a good Idea to read the rules. You'll find them useful information. Look around see what interests you and add your two cents when you're ready.
  3. JessWrite

    JessWrite Word Nerd & Proud! Contributor

    Aug 13, 2011
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    My Old Kentucky Home
    Hi Aly, welcome to the forums! I love writing YA/childrens too! I hope you enjoy your time here. :)
  4. Z. C. Bolger

    Z. C. Bolger New Member

    Apr 5, 2012
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    Miami, FL
    ALY! Welcome home girl. This place is great and I am sure you will find it to be uber amounts of fun and very informative. I too am a writer of Children's and YA. I too love Sherlock (season two is great but I haven't seen the last ep), I too have my main weakness in spelling and grammar and to top it all off I was a middle and elementary school teacher for four years :) We have a lot in common so if you ever need anything or have questions... my PM is always open :)

  5. 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, Aly!

    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.


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