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    Hallo!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Shiba, Aug 15, 2010.

    Hi there! ^^ I'm from South Africa, Pretoria to be exact. I like languages, countries, and politics. I've been writing random stuff since age 5 (the earliest stories were in Afrikaans, about an anthro dog called Qwe-Hop, I don't know why), and these random stuff have ranged from stories about horses to a spy-themed short story about Russia and South Ossetia, to a sci-fi story which I'm writing on right now (I've just started actually).

    My Swiss friend and I are planning on taking over the world.
     
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    Good luck with taking over the world.
    And welcome. :)
     
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    Hello Shiba, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    As for taking over the world: Why? It's like a dog chasing a car: What does he do with it if he actually catches it?

    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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    Hallo Shiba and welcome!
     
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    Thanks! :)

    Thanks! ^^ And, well, the world is our first step towards a galactic empire. We're not sure what we're going to do with that though.

    Thanks for all the other advice as well! :)

    Thank you ^^
     
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    Welcome :)
     
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    Hello and welcome :)
     
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    Shiba! Hello. :)
     
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    Welkom Shiba! Ek is maar ook 'n nuweling hier. Geniet dit en ek sien daarna uit om van jou werk te lees.

    Jinne maar ons twee kan lekker skinner ne.

    Spy novel? Sounds really interesting and you brave for Russia and South Ossetia... I would have done one on Umkhonto we Sizwe... now there's an idea
     
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    Welcome to the forum Shiba :)
     

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