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Offline Ciara

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Hi!
« on: January 24, 2012, 09:37:38 AM »
Hi, my name is Ciara, I'm from Ireland. I'm in the very early stages of telling myself I can be a writer and have joined the site in order to learn and gain inspiration from those who are further down that road!!! I don't have so much as a paragraph of writing to post - that'll change very soon but in the meantime I'm really looking forward to reading all of the great stuff I'm sure I'll find here,

Looking forward to using the site,

Ciara (CNL)

Offline Laura H

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Re: Hi!
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2012, 09:42:22 AM »
Hi Ciara,

Repeat after me - "I can be a writer, I can be a writer"    ;D

Nice to meet you :)

You're off to a great start in your pursuit of becoming a writer by joining MWC!


First, please take a moment to read the guidelines for forum etiquette.  

http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php/topic,7415.0.html

Have fun exploring the site.  You'll find Blue stickies  (with the push-pin icons) at the top of each board.  Read these.  They’ll help you find your way around and acquaint you with the local customs.

It’s considered good manners to critique a few pieces in Review My Work or Review My Poetry before asking for reviews yourself.  Give and take, you know?

Consider entering any open flash fiction or poetry contests.  They’re fun and anonymous.  
If you get stuck in one of the tunnels or have a question, feel free to pm (personal message) a moderator – they’re the ones with blue stars below their usernames.

Most of all, enjoy hanging out with the writers on MWC !
« Last Edit: January 28, 2012, 04:35:24 PM by Laura H »
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Offline Alice, a Country Gal

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Re: Hi!
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2012, 09:44:59 AM »
Hello and welcome Ciari. Just a hint, you can learn much from reading and offering feedback to the work of others. As an added bonus for doing so, when you post your own work people are more likely to do the same for you.


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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2012, 10:07:32 AM »
You've come to the right place CNL. There is a ton of great information and resources here.


Offline Maimi

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Re: Hi!
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2012, 01:00:48 PM »
Welcome to MWC, Ciara. :)

Offline Ciara

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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2012, 01:09:06 PM »
Thanks all,

what a great welcome!

I'll take all that on board.

C

Offline Max Zvyagintsev

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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2012, 03:06:00 AM »
Hello! Welcome to MWC  ;D
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Offline thatollie

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Re: Hi!
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2012, 09:08:13 PM »
Welcome aboard. Who are some of your favourite authors?
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Offline Ciara

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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2012, 04:30:30 PM »

Thanks guys

thatollie - do you know that's hard to answer!! I read nearly everything that crosses my path and time permits! As a younger reader fantasy was my thing. I am still a huge Tolkien fan and return to middle earth on occasion when I need an escape. Nowadays I read a slightly broader range. I admire Barbara Kingslover, I'm reading the Lacuna at the moment and JK Rowling - I think she's an inspirational person. I also enjoy some biography in small doses.

Next I'm going to read Brooklyn by Colm Toibín (I know, I'm behind the times!).
 
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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2012, 05:53:44 PM »
Hello and welcome to MWC, Ciara. I hope you'll have fun here. Such a friendly bunch.

As for inspiration, you're so right. JK Rowling is a very inspirational person, and her success story gives hope to many aspiring writers.

Offline 510bhan

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« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2012, 06:07:10 PM »
Hi Ciara -- welcome to MWC  :) :) :)

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« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2012, 11:58:32 AM »
Nice to meet you, Ciara. Welcome aboard.
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« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2012, 04:56:53 PM »
Thanks guys. Hello to you to!

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