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    Greetings from Brazil

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Davi_Alan, Dec 30, 2010.

    Hello Everyone,

    My name's Davi, I'm 19 years old, and I'm from Brazil. I spent 6 years of my life in Marietta, GA (hence my knowledge of English). I'm an avid Stephen King fan (as well as other horror authors), and during my teenage years I tried giving it a shot and write my own short stories. I'm currently working on something which should become a novella, at least. I'm hoping some day to try to get it published. I'll take a look around the posts here and very soon I'll post my own stuff here. I hope to receive good critique and advice here so that I may grow better in the art of writing.

    Regards.
     
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    Welcome, Davi :)
     
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    Welcome, Davi!
    What part of Brazil are you from? I've been to Rio many times, I'm from Argentina :d
     
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    Hi Jonalexher.

    I'm from the state of Pernambuco, in the northeast. I've lived in São Paulo during my childhood and I've also traveled to Goias, and Brasilia - but I haven't been to Rio yet. It must be beautiful there. I have a friend who travels to Argentina often and he always brings beautiful pictures from his trip. My Grandmother has also been to Bariloche. I'd really like to visit Argentina one day.
     
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    Welcome Davi. :)
     
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    Yes, Rio is really nice, I heard the crime-rate is pretty high, though. Just like in Buenos Aires :/
    I have some pictures of Buenos Aires in my profile if you want to check them out ;]
     
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    Hi Enoia and Archenna,

    Thank you guys for the welcome.
     
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    Hi Jonalexher,

    Yes, unfortunately the crime rate is high in some areas of Rio. I don't think in the more sophisticated areas (like Copacabana) it's as high, but again, I haven't been there. What I do know is that the state of Rio is finally investing a lot of money on combating the drug dealers in the ghettos who have held most people there captives for almost three decades (if not more). Most crimes comitted there come from these drug dealers. The military have been able to get many of these powerful criminals last month, the battle is still going on, and thankfully, a lot of these ghettos have been freed from them.
     
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    Hello Davi, 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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