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    formal introduction.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by xtrmn8ngangl, Jul 26, 2010.

    hello everyone,

    My name is Aaron I'm new to this forum and would like to properly introduce myself. I'm 29 years old, live in Berlin and work as a TV editor and motion designer. I would like to direct film one day and would like to improve my writing to help me expess my thouhts and develope my story telling skills.

    I turned to this forum because I do not know any english speakers in Berlin and I thought it would be nice to get some feedback from people that are passionate about writing. I hope to offer some creative stories that are enjoyable for the community here.

    thanks forhaving me along and im looking forward to some great material.
     
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    Hello Aaron, it's nice to meet you, super cool actually, I've never interacted with a person from berlin before. I'm Amanda and if you have any questions I'd be happy to help
     
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    Hello Aaron and welcome :)
     
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    Hello Aaron, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Review Room 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 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 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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    I live in Berlin but I lived in Colorado until 2003, my 23rd year.

    Now when i write in english i feel funny. speaking english is a "talent" that i have had to actively supress to learn german. now that i want to write in english i find that i am "out of shape" from several years of little use. i also speak spanish, so im left with 3 poorly spoken languages.

    I hope to improve.
     
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    You aren't the only one. ;)

    I moved to Puerto Rico when I was 35 years old and now I find myself making the occasional syntactical translation when I write in English.

    BTW, did I mention to you already that I lived i Berlin in the late 80's? (maybe I dreamed it.)

    I lived here:

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