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    Greetings, fellow pen-critters :)

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Trip, Sep 6, 2011.

    Hiya there :)

    I discovered with surprise that I have a registration on this message board dating almost 3 years back, but not a single post. Well there it is. Sorry for the cutsie thread name, but all these restrained "Hi"-s on the first page kinda pushed me in the other direction. I'm a simple "Hi" kind of guy usually, so don't let my embarrassment-fueled greeting fool you :)

    My name is Emanuil Tomov and I'm from an Eastern European country called Bulgaria. I'm 25, an English major from the University of Sofia, which is our capitol city. I translate fiction from English for a living and I also write fiction in Bulgarian and English. Bulgaria doesn't have any traditions whatsoever in the "talking about writing and actually listening to the other person" field and our literary scene, especially in the genres that interest me - strange fiction of all inclinations, - is extremely impoverished.

    So, I hope to meet some like-minded people here, because I sorely need it.

    Thank you for bearing with me :)

    Emo
     
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    Welcome, Emanuil. What kept you so long:D *Rings the bells and plays a welcome song* Yeah, there would be guys here who have similar interest as yours.


    See ya.........
     
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    Well, gals as well, I hope :)
     
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    Welcome, Trip!

    I've never been to Bulgaria, although I was in Hungary this spring. What's your fiction about?
     
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    Well, genre-wise, something like that fashionable term New Weird: Jeff Vandermeer's stuff, Kelly Link's stuff, also China Mieville, M. John Harrison, Samuel Delany. A tall order, living up to these writers, but I'm trying :)

    I also nurture hopes of one day writing a groundbreaking epic fantasy :redface:
     
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    Welcome Trip! I've just started here myself. Just wanted to say don't apologize. I liked the pen-critters line! :D
     
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    Oh sure... Sure thing. "Guys" was just a generalized word for the ladies and the gents here.

    May heavens grant you all that you desire:)
     
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    Hello and welcome Emanuil
     
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    Welcome to the forum! Great to have you onboard!
     
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    Hello Emanuil, Welcome to the Creative Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Writing Workshop before you try to post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on should not be among the very first things you do here anyway. 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. We also impose a two-week waiting period before you may post writing for critique, to give you time to become familiar with what is expected and how the site operates. 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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    Hello, welcome to the Writing Forums! :)
     

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