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    Ciao, hello, etc!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by astro, Nov 23, 2014.

    Hi everyone, I'm Astro, I currently live in Italy but will be going home to the UK in a matter of weeks (ugh, long story, don't ask). I am 22, I like animals more than most people, and ancient history is my passion.

    I like writing, obviously, but with a ~magical realism~ slant. I usually write short stories, though I have been known to get carried away and suddenly a novella appears. Poetry happens rarely, but it does happen. I studied creative writing at university but I got pretty tired of 'studying' writing in an academic way; I prefer to look at it like an art.

    Anyway, that's far too much for now! Looking forward to chatting with you all!
     
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    That's very cool that you can write short stories. Honestly, I have the hardest time. I remember in school when I was a kid, we wrote stories, short ones, and the average one ended up being around 15 pages. Mine was 45. Fortunately, my teacher loved it, so I didn't have to cut it down too much, but they had to order a certain type of book spine for me to get mine published in, haha.
     
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    Hi Astro, welcome again to the forum. Italy, huh. I've been there but don't think I'll be going back until they get their satanic ritual murder problem under control. ;)

    Amanda Knox is from my neck of the woods. And for the record, there's no way she or her boyfriend were involved in her roommate's murder so I hope you aren't on the "Friends of Kercher" team. It's so sad, the whole mess has so many victims besides Meredith. :(
     
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    Hi Astro, and welcome to the forum!

    Here's our New Member Quick Start Guide to get you started. You're a short story writer? That's cool. :) We host a bi-weekly short story competition here, if you're interested. :)

    See you around!

    -Kat
     
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    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

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