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    ...and I'm really bad with titles.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by peqs, Mar 10, 2011.

    Hi! Well, I'm here because I'm new to the site...

    I've lived in Venezuela all my life, I've been writing since I was little but being rejected by two universities upon graduating high school led me to put writing aside and pursuit a career in illustration. After graduating there, I got finally accepted to study Social Communication... and then it wasn't good at all and it felt like a waste of time and money. I dropped out about 8 months ago.

    I'm... still not exactly sure where I'm going in my life, which I don't think can be considered acceptable because I'm 24 and I should have an idea already, but since I quit college I feel like I'm doing a lot of much needed inner growth. I may not know exactly what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want to feel happy with what I've accomplished, and it has to be related to writing and illustration, not necessarily together.

    :) Well, this was long ^^ Um... I really love writing but I sometimes find it extremely hard to just get to it, I go around and around an idea, and I have one right now that may be a killer if I do it right, but I need to *work* on it first! I don't believe a lot in raw talent as in passion and determination, which is why I think that I need as much training and feedback as possible, and... this is why I joined :)

    I try to write in spanish but sometimes my wires get crossed and I end up writing in english. I'm not sure why that happens. Sometimes I even jump from one to the other in the same text, which at times I find appealing but others I think it's just unforgivable. ...I really can be pretty hard on myself sometimes.

    Well, I'll stop this really long introduction here, hopefully I can find the help I need and also be of help to others!
     
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    Thank you! :)
     
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    Welcome. You remind me of myself. I ended up dropping out of college when I was twenty because I was majoring in something I no longer had any interest in, and I wasn't interested in anything else enough to merit changing majors. I was depressed for a year and had no clue what would become of me. That's when I found writing, so I went back to college for it, and I'm now working on an MFA in Fiction. I never imagined I'd ever persue writing as a career, but life is funny like that.

    I wish you the best.
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forums :)

    Do not worry about the age deal; I'm 27 and still pretty aimless even with a college degree under my belt. I do the language crossover pretty often as well but I speak it instead of writing it, haha.
     
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    Hola Peqs, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Writing Workshop before you post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on should not be among the very first things you do here. It is worth taking the time to see what other people have done to improve their writing, and see if some of it applies to your writing as well. That is part of why we require members to review other members' work before posting their own for review. On the other hand, there are no restrictions, other than content and copyright rules, on showcasing your work in your member blog.

    Also, be aware that posting a piece of writing on any public site, including this one, will greatly diminish your chances of selling it for publication. Removing the writing later does not alter that fact - once posted, it is irreversibly considered published. So do not post anything more than a small excerpt of any piece you are planning to submit for publication.

    If you haven't explored the site yet, you should probably do so soon. Newcomers often gravitate to the Lounge, the Word Games, or the Writing Workshop, but there is much more to be discovered if you poke in the corners. Remember to check out our FAQ as well, and be sure to read through the forum rules, too, to avoid any misunderstandings or hurt feelings. Respect for one another is our principal mandate.

    As for the Writing Workshop, new joiners often wonder why we do things a bit differently on this site than on other writing sites. We emphasize constructive critique as a vital writing skill. Training your eye by reviewing other people's work helps you improve your own writing even before you present it for others to see. Therefore, we ask members to review other people's writing before posting work of their own. The Writing Workshop forums on this site, therefore, are true workshops, not just a bulletin board for displaying your work (and on that note, please only post each item for review in one Writing Workshop forum). Also, please use the same thread for all revisions and additional excerpts from the same piece of writing. See this post, Why Write Reviews Before Posting My Work? for more information.

    And while you're looking around, don't forget to check out the RPG forum for improvisational fiction. Also try our Weekly Short Story Contest and Weekly Poetry Contest. They actually run more than one week apiece, but any member may enter, and all members are urged to vote for their favorites.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
     

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