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    Coming through the door...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by delhi, Nov 1, 2008.

    Hello, I'm Delhi (though I'm not related to India, if you wonder), and I'm a young writer trying to make something some time. I'm not a native English speaker, but I speak it pretty well, so I'll be using quite a poor vocabulary and a dry narrative, though I hope you can bear with it.
    I'm into narrative - short stories, but with novel tendency. I love science fiction but I'm too ignorant to write any, so I usually go to very abstract ideas.
    So, I'm coming through a door to a room where I'm half blind, yet I can hear and speak, I just hope you don't mind.:)
     
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    I think...

    ...you are doing fine.

    From another new member, welcome aboard.
     
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    Hello Delhi, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Posting your own work should not be the very first thing you do here. It is really worthwhile 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.

    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 reviewing as a critical 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). 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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    Delhi... that's an interesting name. Where ARE you from? You command of English is pretty impressive if you're as young as you claim.

    I'm gonna guess Dutch or German, simply because they always impress me with their English abilities...
     
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    Dehli, your written english is better than a lot of ours. Welcome to the forum.
     
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    Yay!! I am new to. We can be friends if you want.
     
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    Welcome to the Forums, Delhi. Hope you enjoy your creative journey.:)
     
  8. delhi
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    Thanks for your replies :). Far from Emerald's guesses, I'm Argentinian, and I'm 17. Now, I hope my English writing is good enough for actual writing, since I'm more fluent and poetic in Spanish.
    Anyways, thanks again for your warm welcome!
     

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