1. Union Operative 0282
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    Union Operative 0282 New Member

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    Extremely Quick Intro

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Union Operative 0282, Feb 8, 2009.

    Hi,

    I've chosen the name Union Operative 0282. This name has a special meaning for me, but I assure you has nothing to do with workers unions, or teamsters, or anything like that. This is going to pretty vague, because I don't quite see the point of introducing myself. I'm a writer and I think my writing stands for itself and will tell you who I am alot better than I could. If you do, however, want to know something, look at my profile and again if the answers aren't apparent there, you can ask me. I may tell you what you want to know, I may not. But it never hurts to ask.
    What I really want is feedback on a story I have in my head, and help with how to tackle it and perhaps make it so it can be put on this site. Please look in the "Plot Creation" thread and let me know what you all think of the idea i have and what i should do to assure I can post it and that it works effectively. Please and thank you.

    Union Op 0282
     
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    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    Hello Union Op, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Posting your own work should not be among the very first things you do here. 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.

    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 Review Room, 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 Review Room, new joiners often wonder why we do things a bit differently on this site than on other writing sites. We emphasize reviewing as a critical 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. The Review Room 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 Review Room forum). 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 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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    Jack Contributing Member

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    Hey Union Operative 0282! Welcome to the WF!
    Nice to meet you
    - Jack
     
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    Hi Union Operative 0282, welcome to the forum! :D

    I'm Michele. And yes, I like coffee.
     

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