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    Greetings.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Niandy, Jan 7, 2010.

    Hello all!
    I'm Niandy and I joined this forum just 10 minutes ago. I live in Holland and am currently 18 years old/young, I was studying to become an English teacher, quitted and am now studying to become a hospitality executive. Live on my own and I work at McDonalds for about a year now, which is really fun! (and I'm not kidding) My free time is usually spend on my laptop, writing, blogging and researching but I occasionally like to spend loads of money on shopping.
    Now you know something about me, tell me something about you, if you want to! x.
     
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    Welcome to the WF! :D Hope you like it here. :)
     
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    Niandy,

    Welcome to the forum! I did a stint in fast food years ago, working at Taco Bell. It was a decent enough job, supplemented my income as a substitute teacher, until I secured a full-time teaching postion. Don't know of they have Taco Bell in Holland, but there are common in the USA.

    Terry
     
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    Gigi_GNR, Thank you! I think I will enjoy my stay here haha.

    Terry Thank you! We unfortunately don't have Taco Bell here, but I heard great stories about the company, whenever I am in the USA I will visit Taco Bell hahaha. Great you are an English teacher! The study was way too time robbing for me, but so interesting, do you ever show your pupils your work?
     
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    Niandy,

    I am not sure if Taco Bell is still owned by Pepsi Co, but it was a decent job while I did it. Their menu is very loosely based on Mexican food. It's inexpensive and filling, and not necessarily the healthiest.

    Yes, I generally use two of my short stories with my students. They usually enjoy reading what I've written/had published, and I can work it into the curriculum. We're given latitude to use the materials we choose as long as we are covering the State mandated curriculum.

    The most popular one seems to be "The Scene of My Second Murder".

    Good luck with your continued studies and the writing!

    Terry
     
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    Hello Niandy, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    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 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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