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    Life is great!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AliciaBlack, Jan 7, 2010.

    Blessed be Everyone!

    My name is Alica, I live in Puerto Rico( Caribbean); I am 18 years old, I'm a film student and Its my first year, I live in college dorms and love the life.

    I had never read a book that wasn't school work and when a friend of mine lendded one to me when I was 15 years old, I fell in love with reading.

    I write the stories that I wan't to be in, think I'm crazy? hah! I write to read.

    I usually don't share my writings, except with my best friend. I have the tendency to not finish a story, but I'm working on that.

    If I can be of any help to you don't hesitate, you can count on me whenever.

    Well, what more could there be? A lot, but I won't exhaust my fingers too much ;)

    Hope to hear from you all.

    Blessed be all.

    Love Alicia
     
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    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

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    Welcome to the WF! :D Hope you like it here. :)
     
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    Alicia,

    I think a lot of writers write stories/novels that they would like to find on the shelf/read. An odd thing I came across from several SF writers, is that they commented that they would not necessarily want to be a character in the worlds they created.

    Terry
     
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    Blessed be All!

    Well, what can I say?

    Thanks for the welcome and that's interesting to hear.

    Ohh, I have to say something and since I don't know exactly where to say it, I'll say it here...

    I juist read a short story, which I loved btw, but I felt so intimidated by the writing and the critique, still, I want to keep writing.
    I'm an amateur at this and from what I just read it made me want to fix and edit my writings, so thanks.
     
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    Hola Alicia, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Posting your own writing for people to comment on should not be among the very first things you do here anyway. 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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    Your greeting post was so happy I went outside and made an old lady cry to restore the balance.
     

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