1. sorry-i-am-french
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    Pommel-horse and weapons exportations

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sorry-i-am-french, Mar 30, 2010.

    Hi everyone,

    I am 30 years old and i come from this country very far away, where people used to be great writers, all of them, Rousseau, Balzac, Louis Ferdinand Celine, Bob Marley (yes, he is actually born in a city called "Toulouse" and wrote two excellent novels, undercover), but something happened... and now we do not even win the world cup or anything, this place is a mess and our lives just depend on cheese production and weapons exportations. That is France, yeah, come and visit us soon !

    Appart from my useless nationality (i am like cancer or bad knees, i have no borders), i like very much writing ! Oh yes i do. I write all kind of things, from mementos to love songs, i also write cereals notice, just for the fun. My great project is to re-write the holy bible, in a more popular version, maybe four or five pages only, with jokes in it and less characters, only Jesus actually, who is my favorite, because of the shoes and i don't know why really, just like Jennifer Lopez, i love her and i don't know why, but with a smaller ass.

    Anyway, i take every kind of medication, i love pommel-horse and, in 10 years, i see myself living on royalties of a song i wrote cause i am also playing the guitar, the song is called "Baby, you're gonna love your man" and i hope it will hit the top of the pop soon.

    My english is not perfect, and i think this is great, and i don't know what else i could say.
    Oh... yes, one last thing :
    If i was a fruit, i would be a strawberry, because i don't know many fruits-names in english.

    I am gonna read your stories now and i hope i will like and understand it.

    Bye now.
     
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    Hello Siaf, 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. 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.

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    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.

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    My name is not siaf.
    I didn't understand your message.
    Maybe it was for someone else.
    Besides, my nice poetry is currently blocked. It is not very nice, as i published two constructive reviews.
     
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    Siaf - Sorry I Am French. The full name is a bit of a mothful, but it's te only one you gave us to work with. :)

    As for your locked thread, please read the post at the end of it carefully. Pay particular attention to the explanation of constructive critique. The Review Room is a critiquing workshop, and as mentioned above, is not recommended for new joiners.
     
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    Welcome to the forums! :)
     

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