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    Saíminhru O'Connor reporting for duty.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Saíminhru, Dec 1, 2010.

    As far as poetry and creative writing go, I have no experience at all. English isn't my first language so trying to sound fluent can be a little tricky sometimes. (But I think I do okay)

    My name is Saíminhru (Shuh.may.ruh) but many of my friends call me "Cow" because... That is pretty much how my name translates, my parents where odd-balls.

    If anyone here has any advice for getting started on creative writing, or any techniques you would be willing to share... You'd make an irishmen ever so happy... ^^

    Farewell for now my fellow interwebbers!
     
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    Am I to take it your a Gaeilgóir. Well let me be first to wish you a Céad Míle Fáilte to the site. Also isn't cow "bó" in Irish?
     
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    Go raibh maith agat! ^^ saíminhru can be very close to cow in old runic writings. Not modern irish or i'd not have the name! Imagine somebody literally called "Cow"!
     
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    -drools at the thought of your Irish accent-
    Welcome. :p
     
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    Hello and welcome!

    As Eun said earlier, I, too, drool at the hark of an Irish accent. :D

    Hope you enjoy the forum.
     
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    Tell you what Saíminhru sounds like we could have our pick of the ladies here ;)

    Are you living in Ireland yourself?
     
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    Hear that, Tess? We could have our own Irish man ;) :p
     
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    Eunoia, aren't there any Irishmen living in England. Two of my mates have recently moved there. Its like the 1840s all over again. Moving across the pond to England is all the rage.
     
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    I honestly believe I will marry an Irishman someday. I live in Massachusetts. Boston was the port that the Irish came to back in the immigration days of the mid-1800s. Yep, The Irish and Red Sox are my lot in life, and I happen to live in a predominantly Irish town. ;)
     
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    I haven't come across any Irishmen actually.. I don't think so anyway. But hey, if moving here is all the rage then I'll no doubt come across some soon. ;)
     
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    Hello Saiminhru, 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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