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    Bonjour =)

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Psychopath toaster, Aug 30, 2009.

    hey, I'm 18, from Europe, and will be going to university in a few days if I succeed my exams.

    I always had a lot of ideas for stories, but never got past the point of imagining a few characters and an end revelation.

    I'm going to try to write my first story, and came to this forum, cause I'll probably need a lot of help =)
     
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    Hey toaster from Europe, welcome to the forum! :)

    This site is pretty good. I am sure it will be helpful for you. And all the best with your exams. Have a good time.
     
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    Hello Psychopath, Welcome to the forums!! :)

    Interesting name...;) lol
     
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    Hey Toaster and welcome to WF! :) Where exactly in Europe are you from? I'm a European myself, see... ;)
     
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    I'm from Belgium, a little country, I'm not sure people in the world know it ^^
     
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    Lydia is from Belgium as well. You can see it in her location:Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.

    Wow, you got a country-mate! :)
     
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    Yay! Psychopath toaster is from Belgium! And Belgium where, if I may ask? ;)
     
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    I should probably have mentionned this too, I'm very ... distracted ... This is exactly the kind of thing I never see =)

    I'm from Brussels. Nice to immediately meet a countrymate =)
     
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    Cool! :) And do you speak Dutch or French? (Yes, I'm giving you a whole interview... ;) )
     
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    Both. Well I understand you ask questions, I am new here, no?
     
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    True... well, don't worry, my questionflood had ended (for the moment atleast ;) )...
    Anyway, have fun here! :)
     
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    Hi and welcome to the asylum!
     
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    Hello Toaster, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Posting your own work 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 Review Room, 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 Review Room, 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 Review Room 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 Review Room 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 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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    Hey Psycho-Toaster, great name. Europeans are awesome, so I have faith in you!
     

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