1. Margot

    Margot New Member

    Jun 18, 2011
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    Hello from sunny Croatia!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Margot, Jun 18, 2011.

    Hi everyone!

    First of all - I am not a native Eniglish speaker, nor do I live in English-speaking country. I write in Croatian and I live in Croatia - on the Adriatic Coast.

    All I ever wanted to do in my life is to write, ever since I can remember myself as a child. For 15 years I thought I wasn`t good enough and that writing is just some romantic dream that will never come true.
    But something happened to me that completely changed the way I think and I started writing. I even completed Writer`s Digest online writing course - in English - which was a huge success for me and it gave me encouragement that I needed so badly :)
    So now, I`ve been writing for 3 years and I get occasionally published in weekly women`s magazines but what I really want is to write a novel. I don`t have much chances to EVER get published in Croatia, the way things stand here at the moment, (we have no publishing agents and the market is way too small, almost nonexistend...). But that is something I don`t want to think about at the moment. But I started my novel and have that tremendous urge and motivation coming from my heart and I write and write for couple of moths now, whenever I find time...
    I love modern women`s literature, also good quality chick lit and humorous dramas.
    Sorry for the long post, looking forward to meeting fellow writers!
  2. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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    Milwaukee, WI
    Welcome to the forums. :)
  3. Mallory

    Mallory Mallegory. Contributor

    Jun 27, 2010
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    Tampa Bay
    Welcome! :)
  4. Leonardo Pisano

    Leonardo Pisano Active Member

    Jan 21, 2011
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    Welcome ;) We'll support you where we can!
  5. Eunoia

    Eunoia Contributor Contributor

    Mar 8, 2010
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    Welcome. :)
  6. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Hello Margot, 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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