TDFuhringer

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TDFuhringer

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    Birthday:
    Nov 9, 1972 (Age: 44)
    Location:
    Somewhere South of Midnight
    Favorite Writers:
    Stephen King, Richard Dawkins, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
    Religious Beliefs:
    • Atheist
    I was born in Ontario, Canada and raised as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. I grew up loving movies, books and video games. Recently I became disillusioned with religion, lost my faith and was excommunicated from the Jehovah's Witnesses for speaking out against beliefs I found to be false. The majority of my family and former friends will not associate with me or speak to me. So I've made new friends.

    In high school a teacher allowed each student to choose a work of popular fiction as one of the books they would study. I picked the first book that caught my eye when I went to the library. It was Stephen King's "The Bachmann Books". I used "The Long Walk" for my assignment. I quickly became an avid Stephen King fan. It was after reading Stuart Woods "Chiefs" and Stephen King's "It" that I began to write.

    I wrote novels and short stories for over a decade, but rarely finished anything and never submitted anything because both the content of my writing and a career as a writer were not compatible with my religious beliefs. I stopped writing for good in 2000. Or so I thought.

    After leaving my religion I explored filmmaking as a means of self-expression. I enjoyed it, but it was expensive and frankly I turned out to be not very good at directing. Recently, while rewriting my resume, I was reminded of how much work I'd put into learning the craft and business of writing fiction. So I decided to try again.

    I'm back! Writing a bit every day. Learning more every day. Enjoying it all.

    Peace.

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    "Whether or not you can ever become great at something, you can always become better at it. Don't ever forget that. And don't say 'Oh I'll never be good!', you can become better. And one day you'll wake up and you'll find out how good you actually became, having transcended whatever limits you thought you couldn't pass." - Neil deGrasse Tyson

    My blog: Popular Fiction @ http://tdfuhringer.blogspot.ca