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    Hello

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RiftwarFan, Dec 29, 2009.

    Hello, fellow writers... My name is Jakov, and I am from a small Mediterranian country called Croatia... You probably haven't heard of it, but I would appreciate if some of my "comrades" help me out (if there are any)
    I write in my free time, and am currently working on an epic fantasy novel.
    I welcome any criticism, especially about my English. I apologize in advance for any grammar errors.
    Well, there you have it.

    Best regards, RiftwarFan.
     
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    Hello Jakov, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    What is this "free time" you speak of? ;)

    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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    haha yes, i know that feeling too :) good to meet you, i'll be posting up my intro too in a sec.
     
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    I don't quite catch your drift.... Free time, in my dictionary however, represents the time in which you don't do anything constructive, ergo you have nothing to do. I have decided that I should use this "free time" to write (not quite good writing, in my personal opinion, but hey)
    I wrote numerous short stories, that were surprisingly successful, although they didn't get published... I hope this clears up the meaning behind the phrase "Free rime":D

    Best regards, RiftwarFan
     
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    welcome.
     
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    welcome, jakov!

    i'm curious... when and how did croatia move itself from the adriatic to the med? ;-)
     
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    Welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome.
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    Well, you do have a point there, but I thought nobody will notice, so I left it the way it is... Good job... How come you know of Croatia?

    Best regards, RiftwarFan
     
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    Croatia isn't THAT obscure. I don't know a lot about it, but I could probably point to the general location on a map of Europe. And I'm terrible at geography.
     

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