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    Hello from Italy

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mr.blue, Feb 26, 2011.

    Hello everybody,

    I'm an italian guy who loves creative writing. Actually I write in italian but I would like to write something in english.
    I would like to know if it is possible to post some very short story to improve my english.

    Thank you very much and congratulations for the forum.
     
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    Hi Mr. Blue! I am new as well. I live in the States and love also to write. They have the critique boards where you can post a short story and hopefully have it critiqued. You have to critique two before you post the rule say. Have a great day!
     
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    Thank you very much kangi!
     
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    Benvenuto. :) My grandmother is of Italian descent, but I grew up in the UK & NZ.

    Hope you like the forum.
     
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    Cool. I'm very glad to meet you.
     
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    Hello there and welcome to the forum. :D
     
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    Welcome. :)
    Because of your username, I now have 'I'm blue da ba dee da ba die..' song in my head... :p
     
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    Dang it. Now its stuck in my head too! Thanks a lot Eunoia. :p

    Welcome to the site Mr. Blue. :)
     
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    Hello and welcome to the boards.

    Mr Blue by ELO is what I think of, haha.
     
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    Welcome and thanks now I have the song stuck in my head!
     
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    Welcome to the forum! :)
     
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    Hello Mr. Blue, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Before you can get critique, you must first give constructive critique. This is not just a quid pro quo, it is because improving your critiquing skills is the primary focus of the Writing Workshop. Improving your critiquing skills will improve your ability to find and fix weaknesses in your own writing.

    Please read How to Use the Writing Workshop 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 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. 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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