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  1. PersianDutch

    PersianDutch New Member

    Dec 5, 2014
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    A proper introduction is the best first impression

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PersianDutch, Dec 5, 2014.

    Hi everyone!

    I am (obviously) a new member of this forum and I am excited to be a part of this community. I strongly believe that a proper introduction is very necessary and that's why I decided to let my first post be my introduction.

    I am a Persian/Dutch woman, living in The Netherlands. I've been in the writing scene for some time and have published a couple of novels in Dutch. Though I am very happy with how things are going now, my dream has always been to write a novel in English. It's not only because you'll have the chance to share your story with more people, it's also because I find myself more attracted to English dialogues. My characters sound more capable and intriguing in English to me.

    But in order to be able to write a story in English, I have to be able to get the grammar and spelling right first. I've started a story, but I am too insecure to let others read it (yet). That is why I've decided to join this forum. I want to learn from your experiences and your use of the English language. Furthermore, I'd love to contribute with my (little) knowledge as a newly published author.

    Thank you all for reading!


  2. Wreybies

    Wreybies The Ops Pops Operations Manager Staff Contest Administrator Supporter Contributor

    May 1, 2008
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    Welcome to the forum. :)

    You're not the first to express a sentiment about writing in English having an inherent quality that appeals to you that is different from the qualities found in another language. This always intrigues me. I too am a polyglot, and while there can be no doubt that different languages have individual "personalities" in the way they get their jobs done, all languages can express all things. Still, I often find my native Spanish to have a colorful and insouciant quality. It is a bohemian gypsy wrapped in bright silks and with a dazzling smile, but when it comes to be expressing precision and making very clear that we are speaking about this and not that, Spanish falls short.


    Please have a quick read through the New Member Quick Start where you'll find link to the Forum Rules, and the FAQ.

    Have fun! :D

  3. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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