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    Mabuhay!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by archeress, Jul 2, 2013.

    Greetings everyone!

    First off, let me share the meaning of the word "Mabuhay".

    Mabuhay is a Tagalog (Official/ National Philippine language) word meaning "greetings". It is a very polite way to greet everyone in general in a more traditional Filipino way.:)

    I was born and raised in the Philippines and have always shown interest in writing since I was in 6th Grade. I'm very fortunate that English is our second language and in our school, all subjects are taught in English.
    Nevertheless, I find it very challenging to write in English. I couldn't say I'm THAT fluent in English especially with regards to having extensive knowledge and use of vocabularies I don't often use in my everyday conversation.
    On top of that, I stumble upon the right choice of words to better describe a scene.

    Joining this forum gives me the hope that I would be able to find assistance and guidance to aspiring writers like me.


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    Mabuhay Archeress, Welcome to the Creative Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Writing Workshop before you try to post there. 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 Writing Prompts, 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 site 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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    Thank you so much! I have been exploring and reading a lot. :)
     
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    Welcome Archeress :)
     
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    Thanks so much! :)
     
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    Hi, I love the cultural variety we find on this forum. I can communicate in Spanish but I'm not fluent so I think I understand where you are coming from. But judging from every Filipina and Filipino I know, you probably are more fluent in English than you realize.

    Welcome.
     

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