Greetings to you Scribes! My name is Tommie, but most call me Tom, and I bring you propitious greetings from the beautiful Empire State! I joined this forum on the whims of my adherence for writing! I simply Googled "Writing Forums" and this was one of the first results, so that's what lead me here. Here's a little about me: I'm a teenager, born in Sumter, SC, now residing in Orange County, NY with my mother, step-father, brother and my dog and cat. My mom is an Insurance Agent and my step-father's an entrepreneur. He's the CEO and Owner of a Rubbish Removal Company. My brother's 23-years-old and is a Cable Tech. I really enjoy swimming, being on the computer, writing, reading and volunteering. One day, I plan to be a world renowned English Teacher, Graphic Designer and a business owner. Among other interests, I also enjoy a great debate, intense sports game, and a really funny movie and some music. I speak Italian, German and Spanish fluently, which makes me a bit more advanced than others. When I write, I like to open up a word processor, and just start typing. Or some times, get a tablet, and just start writing. I like to write/type short stories. Most of the time, they're narrative, descriptive, persuasive or expository. I can never write decent poems, but practice makes perfect. My favorite authors are JK Rowling, Mary E. Pearson, Stephanie Myers, Karen Hesse, Lois Lowry; just to name a few. My favorite books are Number the Stars, Adoration of Jenna Fox, Letters from Rifka, the Harry Potter Series, Twilight Series and the Bible; just to name a few. I really like Time Magazine, Ebony, JET; just to name a few. I have no favorite movies, but when I watch them, I like them to be funny or scary. Something like Madea Goes to Jail, or something of the like is ideal. Tyler Perry is one of my favorite actors, as is the Wayan's Brothers! I like all music genres, sports, and I adore traveling! In fact, I'm going away in a few days. I'm a foodie! I love everything Italian, Soul, Japanese, and mmm, everything else. If you'd like to know anything else, I'm a very open minded person! I hope to read some of your works, and I hope to receive criticism for mine!