1. Carlos

    Carlos New Member

    Jun 5, 2013
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    Mexico City

    Glad to be here

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Carlos, Jun 5, 2013.

    Hi everyone,

    I am a partly retired businessman who now teaches marketing courses in a private university in Mexico City, and about to embark on a new task

    I have been writing short (2,000 words), simple pieces (in Spanish) on job market entry tips (CV's, interviews, etc) in a University newspaper for the last few years, directed towards students, which were very well received by my target audience.

    I am now contemplating writing a book with all this material plus more, all pointed towards helping students on how to apply for a job and get it.

    Since I am an avid reader of fiction mainly, am pretty lost on how to organize my writings and make them into a book. Would appreciate all your comments and advise, many thanks

  2. mammamaia

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

    Nov 21, 2006
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    Coquille, Oregon
    bienvenidos, carlos!
    i just returned to living in the states, from melaque and miss your country and its people greatly, though i do not miss the bug population [oregon is blessedly bugless indoors]!

    i would be glad to mentor you and help you along the path to turning your sage advice into a book, if you can abide being told what to do by an elderly mother/grandmother who also happens to be a professional editor and mentor of many aspiring authors in all parts of the world...

    meanwhile, you've come to the right place, as this is the best writing site on the internet, with the nicest and friendliest members you could hope for...

    abrazos y besos, maia
  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Carlos, Bienvenido a los foros de la escritura, 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!
  4. Trilby

    Trilby Contributor Contributor

    Jun 21, 2010
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    NE England
    Hi there and welcome!

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