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    Hello

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Watts N. Aname, Jun 11, 2009.

    Hi. I'm a new member. Yes my name is a stupid pun. Sorry, but I couldn't think of anything creative. So, I'm already off to a bad start.

    I'm from America. I'm [redacted], so that's cool, I guess. Um...

    My real job is cutting meat. It's pretty messy, all the meat and blood getting stuck on my fingernails and the cracks in my hands, and I have to wash them about a million times a day. Uh...

    I like to write, so...

    Hi. I'm a new member.
     
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    Hiya there,

    cutting meat?

    :eek:
     
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    Hi, welcome! Hm . . . cutting meat. Why does that disturb me?
     
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    Hello Wats'n, 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 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. 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). 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 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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    Welcome! Do you ever write about meat cutting?
     
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    Hello, I just read one of your stories and it was good. So welcome!

    I have a friend who cuts meat and fish. Raw hands.
     
  7. Watts N. Aname
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    Thanks everybody.

    Once I envisioned writing a novel where the main character was a meat cutter. I think the first sentence started, "He strode onto the killing floor..."

    I never finished.
     
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    Welcome Watts N. Aname! You will love it here....I know I do! If you help others as much as you want to be helped, you will go a long way.

    Look forward to seeing some of your work!
     
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    lol WNA!

    sounds like ya gonna be an interesting one to get to know! see ya round!
     

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