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    V from Denmark

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by VillaDonna, Aug 29, 2009.

    Hello all you amazing people,
    Amazing because I respect the fact that each one of you like to write and read. That shows the ability of thinking, which is one of the most valuable abilities in life!

    Well, I am V. I am 26 and from Denmark, but as you all know that:
    "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark", I packed my bags this summer and moved to the beautiful city of Prague in Czech Republic.

    2 years ago I realized that i really wanted to write a novel, as I had sooo many ideas and energy inside of me which needed to come out somehow.
    So moving to Prague this summer I took a chance and started to write.
    I do not know any techniques and the only thing I have been writing are assignments for school and university. However I have a will and I love to write.

    I do not know what I expect of my writing. If nothing else I hope that I will become better at English as it is not my mother's tongue.

    I'm excited about joining this forum and maybe making friends...

    V
     
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    Welcome to the forums V:)
     
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    Hello V, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Posting your own work 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 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 to the asylum!
     
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    Welcome, V! I'm sure you'll have fun here at WF! :)
     
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    I'm new here too and really enjoyed your intro...I love Hamlet for a start and have always dreamed of going to Denmark - one day, eh?!

    What sort of novel do you want to write?

    An ex-student of mine had plans to MOVE to Denmark and be a recluse to write a novel...He's in a band now. Teenage dreams!

    I'm impressed you're planning on writing in another language. A friend of mine, an Austrian, has to write a lot in English and has her work checked by an online company. Haven't used it myself -- because I haven't written anything worth checking! May be worth a look though.

    All the best and I look forward to reading your work

    GW
     
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    Thank you very much for your welcoming replies and encouragements.
    I am very excited about reading more works and getting to know this forum. I'm sure I will come across your work as well.
     

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