1. ork

    ork New Member

    May 30, 2011
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    happy to be here

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ork, May 30, 2011.

    i love fantsay,the magic,world building and characters so it is no surprise that i began my journey imagining my own versions of the stories i had read. however these new ideas i have created are hurting and i need them out.
    english is my second language and my grammar is weak but i let be not excuse to write down ideas that keep growing in my head.
    am not here to make it big but because of my love for stories fantsay/sci-fic
    thank you to all.
  2. cruciFICTION

    cruciFICTION Contributor Contributor

    May 18, 2011
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    Brisbane, Australia
    You're a sweetheart.

    I'm sure you'll find yourself becoming proficient in English soon enough, if you want to. There are plenty of simple, easy to understand guides on the Internet, and I assume there'd be plenty for people of a second language. As it is, your English is understandable. Really, I don't think you'll need too much work.

    If you can get a copy (even an e-book version) of William Strunk and E.B. White's The Elements of Style, that'll help you a lot. It has a very comprehensive guide on grammar and punctuation. It's for American English, but that'll have to do. :)

    Welcome to the forums, Ork.
  3. Eunoia

    Eunoia Contributor Contributor

    Mar 8, 2010
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    Welcome. :)
  4. haribol

    haribol New Member

    May 27, 2011
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    In fact English today is a universal language and it has many varieties. For example if you are an Indian you do not have to be excellent at English since the number of speaking English in India alone outnumbers the total British population. Then why to worry about mastering British English or American English or Australian English. You can have your regional English. And of course a legion of regional readers too.
  5. Sang Hee

    Sang Hee New Member

    Aug 5, 2010
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    don't worry about grammar and just write. Of course it helps to learn it but it's not required if you know what I mean, especially when you have your hands full of world creation. I'm in a process of creating a world of my own and wow it takes so much time. But it's so rewarding also! And that's how it should be.
  6. Leonardo Pisano

    Leonardo Pisano Active Member

    Jan 21, 2011
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    Welcome, Ork. I am looking forward to your contributions, even if I have to decypher them (tongue-in-cheek).
  7. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

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    Milwaukee, WI
  8. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Ork, 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 Word Games, 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 forum 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!

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