1. SplashPlane

    SplashPlane New Member

    Jan 31, 2012
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    Pennsylvania, USA

    Viele Grüße aus Pennsylvania! Apsiring novelist tryin to get back in the writing game

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SplashPlane, Feb 1, 2012.

    Hi all!

    Well, my name's Eric. I'm a 27 year old English teacher from Pennsylvania.

    I've spent a long time away from writing (haven't done much since college), and I'm now in the process of forming an idea for my first novel. I've always had this idea of writing a novel someday (like so many of us.. sorry for the cliché!), and I've reached a point in my life where I think it's time to decide whether I can hack it as a writer or not. And that's what brings me here. I don't know many writers myself, and this seemed like a good place to get to know some :)

    I'm hoping this forum will be helpful for me in learning about the process of writing, as well as being a place to express ideas and concerns, hearing of other people's experiences, and getting to know other writers! Feel free to send me a message if you like!

    edit: (sorry for the use of German in the title.. that was a cheap way of getting your attention :p I promise I won't use cheap tricks in my writing! )

  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, Eric!

    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. WordMagician2K

    WordMagician2K New Member

    Mar 7, 2011
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    Well Eric, you should bring out the childhood quality of excitement and get inspired to write again.I'm a newbie in the writing world also!


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