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    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by John P. Lee, Mar 30, 2011.

    Hello everyone,
    my real name is Giovanni, I write from Sardinia in Italy.

    Unfortunately, the situation here is bad. I refer to the literature. Lacking even creative writing magazines worthy of this name. So I find myself having to improve my English, resigned to forget everything I know about italian grammar, to learn to write in a proper English, not to mention that some stories are not credible without some reference to the Sleng.

    Do not worry, I have not confused you for a free English course!

    An «what the **** are you writing?» or a «go back to school ignorant» are much more "educative" of a «poor guy, he is a foreigner» or a «better not to comment, I do not care about his English.»

    For now I'll just comment on you, waiting to get a better mastery of the language.

    Respectfully,
    John.
     
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    Your sense of American wit seems to be healthy!

    Hi Giovanni, I'm Billy, from the good old US and A (bad joke referencing the movie Borat).

    I respect that you're doing everything you can to better your English, and I think you've already got a great head start!

    However, I believe by "Sleng" you mean "Slang"?

    Either way, so far so good. :)
     
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    Welcome, Giovanni! :D
     
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    Hi Billy,

    I have no sympathy for the "U.S. and A," as government, (is a long boring history, you know) but I have great respect for the Americans, as people, (except for the Illinois Nazi, of course :D ) we are all on the same planet. A shade of the same color.

    Thanks for welcome.
     
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    Hi Trish, thank you.
    Nice to meet you.

    P.s
    Does my photo needs time, or I have done something wrong in my profile?
     
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    Welcome, Giovanni. :)
     
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    You haven't done anything wrong with your profile. Some choose to deck theirs out while others don't do much with it - it's your choice.

    Welcome :)
     
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    Nice to meet you as well :D

    Go to your User CP, then click on Edit Avatar on the left sidebar. Put your photo there and it will show up when you post :D

    You may need to resize it, just follow what it says :)
     
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    Hello Giovanni, Welcome to the Creative Writing Forums.

    Your profile picture is (heh) on your profile page. A photo in the left side of each post is an avatar. You can set that as well from your UserCP (User Control Panel - the link is near the top of every page).

    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. 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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    Hi and welcome, Gio.
     
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    Blues Brothers is a great movie! Oh, and Welcome.
     
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    Thank you all.

    I fixed the avatar.

    Sorry if I reply late, but there are 6 hour time difference, when I write you sleep, and I sleep when you write. If happen that we write at the same time, maybe one of us is drunk. :D
     
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    Right, I think all the John Landis movies are great. I saw the last, with Simon Pegg: "Burke & Hare". Nice and funny
     
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    We're on at the same time and I'm not drunk, Giovanni, so that must mean..... :p
     
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    Sorry ... aperitif time in Italy :D
     
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    Hi and welcome:)
     
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    Don't be sorry, enjoy! I just woke up, so none of that for me :D
     
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    Oh, good morning Trish.
    It 's strange: I'm unemployed at this time, so I also woke up recently. :p
     
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    LOL :D I'm sorry that you're unemployed, but what time is it there? It's currently 8:48 am here where I am. And good morning to you as well :)
     
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    Cheers


    Cheers buddy!
     
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    Bienvenuto, Giovanni. Don't worry about the English- your English is better than my Italian!

    I don't know about you, but when I'm drunk I write more easily. But the spelling gets worse and worse.
     
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    Well, I suppose were 2 p.m. Now it's 9. a.m, for example.

    I'm not so sorry ... here in my country I have good company. :D
     
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    Well, when I drink understand better foreign languages.
    I know it because I worked abroad: Germany, England ...
    When I was drunk understood better. Although I do not remember anything after that (I mean that I didn't learn anynew word at the end). Anyway, my problem is that I can read and write quite well, but when talk a British or an American, I understand much less, even if they say things easier, because you "eat" your words. :p
     

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