1. Moment 22
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    Hej hej!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Moment 22, Jul 30, 2013.

    That is how we say hello in Sweden. I`m new here and I hope I found the right place to get qritque. I will when i feel ready show soemthing I have written. How is the atmosphere here? Are people nice?
     
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    God kväll!

    You've found the right place to get excellent critique, and at some point Cogito will appear and give you information regarding the rules of posting work for critique (basically, you have have been active for a while and give critique before you get to receive it here).

    The atmosphere is like the eleventieth circle of Hell. People here will eat your face.

    I jest; this place is awesome. I've been here about a week and I already feel more home here than I have in any of the other three forums I used to be active in.
     
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    Sounds good. It will take a while before I dare to show anything because my english is not perfect but I will study eng a year so it will give me time to practice on giving qritique. I was a member on a forum here in Sweden but here everyone is mostly jelous.
     
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    I don't think you need to worry about how good your English is. I can guarantee that no matter when you decide to post, your English won't be perfect, and your writing (style) will be far from perfect. People won't judge; they'll break down what you post and critique it thoroughly, and this is something to appreciate; they are taking precious time to analyze your writing, and think out appropriate and meaningful suggestions that will help you improve it.

    I'm aware of the Jante mentality in Sweden, having lived here most my life. You'll find far less of that here; people here acknowledge that not everyone is at the same level, but on the large everyone is treated with equal respect and with friendliness. :)
     
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    Hello Moment, 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 Writing Prompts, 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 site 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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    I honestly thought that was just a myth, that it is different on other places. As I have only lived in Sweden in all my life. Cool that you know about it:) I hapened to post a script on a forum here in Sweden (wich I regret) and all they complained about was my english. Of course it was a few years back so I have improved. But there seems to be a lot to check out before I post my stories here so I will take the time.
     

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