1. DiZ
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    Heya

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DiZ, Dec 18, 2009.

    Well hello there, my name's Andreea and I'm a 20 year old student from Romania. I study economics and international relations in Bucharest and don't really wish to follow a path in life with this, more in advertising and marketing. I began writing little over 5 years ago and I think that my first text was a fanfiction, can't remember for sure. Anyway, I kept on writing and created my own characters (which I am quite proud of, as any writer should be). My first original character was Pjerrot Wagner so I guess that's why I am quite attached to him, out of all the characters I have.
    I found this forum while I was looking for some writing tips on Google, and joined because I want to recieve some critic and advice on my writing.
    That's all there is to know about me, so I bid you farewell for now.
     
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    Hello Andreea, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Posting your own writing for comment 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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    Thank you for the welcome. I noticed that you can't post unless you viewed other works, had a look through the writing area and noticed the posts there, so I'll do my share of critic before I submit anything of mine. I joined because of the constructive critic, had enough of "I like it" or just "it's bad". I wanna know why.
     
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    Hi Andreea and Welcome!

    Glad to have you here!

    A friend of mine is living in Romania right now, volunteering with an organization called New Horizons. She lives in Lupeni
     
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    welcome.
     

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