1. cavalee

    cavalee New Member

    May 11, 2012
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    Photographer/Barely-a-writer pokes head in and waves hello!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cavalee, May 12, 2012.

    Hello everyone,

    Time for a quick and dirty confession, I'm not a writer. I'm a photographer/illustrator who's recently started creating artwork in the form of a continuous story lines. I need a few words to pull the images together and when I started writing I discovered what a miserable writer I am. Silly me, I thought being an avid reader would translate into writing a few simple paragraphs. If you are what you eat, why hasn't all of literature I've devoured over the years filtered through?

    I've meandered into this forum with the hopes of improving my dismal writing skills. I'm also hoping to connect with and network with some of the talented writers here to freelance/ghost write/partner a few of the stories while I sharpen my own skills.

    I have so many stories/ideas swirling around in my head that I'm not content until I bring them fruition. I love a rampant imagination, but some days I wish their was an off switch!

    It's a little daunting diving in and figuring out where to start but I look forward to meeting many of you!

  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, Cari!

    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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