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    Hi, Bonjour etc.. etc...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by wingardium, Jun 10, 2010.

    My names Talie -I'm 20 and I live in the UK.

    I've always written, but sporadically and never completed anything, I hoped joining a site like this would help me push myself to finally finish something..
     
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    Hello Talie, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    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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    Hello Talie and welcome to the forum :)
     
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    Very useful stuff there Cogito thank you, and cheers for the welcome Shinn :D
     
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    Not a problem, and I hope you will find WF a great help to your writing questions.
     
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    Welcome to the forums.

    I don't know if it's the most popular stance but, I'd rather push myself to write better unfinished works. Finishing them will eventually happen.
     
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    Talie is an unusual name - never heard of it before.
    Welcome.
     
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    I'd guess it's french for Talía, which is a common spanish (south american) name that I'd guess comes from Natalia.

    To end my round of guesses, I also imagine Natalia (Natalie, Natasha, etc) has something to do with birth (for the word's root). And I'd also guess it has a christian origin, so Jesus' birth.

    However, after four consecutive guesses, it could as much mean "the birth of christ" as "She who dances with spiky sharks".
     
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    Haha. Interesting meanings..
    As soon as I'd posted, I realised Talie may just be shortened from Natalie.
     
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    Welcome.
     
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    Haha talie is just the shortened form of Natalie, but no one calls me that except but my mum, and I believe there is a lot of strength in a name, and Talie seems to leave more of an impression that Natalie :p

    Thanks for the welcomes x
     
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    You may also add an 'h' and it's the name of the Muse of comedy and poetry.
     
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    Author friends,

    That is the most interesting thing I have learned today.
    I know a Natasha, and all those other names make sense
    as I have lots of Mexican friends.


    Tschüß


    Jack the Knife
     

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