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    Hello from snowy Montana

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by virgil tatro, Jan 19, 2011.

    Hello My name is Virgil, I am new here. I am writing a biography, and have a few ideas for other books and short stories. I also have a few poems i have written, all of my poems so far are about real life things i have seen and lived..
     
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    here is one..

    I spoke of a dream when I was a boy.
    A dream of a job I knew I would enjoy.
    A dream of a job! most would say.
    Yes a dream of a job that I'll do some day.
    I was told with my hearing the way that it is,
    S.S.I. is how I would live,
    Sell things at the flea market that will help out.
    I knew in my heart things would work out.

    Severe hearing loss is what I had.
    My ear drums were gone, my ear bones were bad,
    From years of ear infections that I had.
    I remember the days when the pain was the worst,
    Those were the days my ear drums would burst.
    Blood would come from both of my ears,
    The pain was unbearable it brought many tears.
    Treatment was refused because we had to go,
    My family was homeless we lived on the road.

    By the time I was fifteen I had a gift,
    A gift from god for the life that I lived.
    He gave me the ability to fix anything,
    Fom a boat to a bus I could make an engine sing.
    Give me a challenge I could get through it.
    Like my old friend T.J. would say I'll bet Tater can do it!

    The dream that I had when I was a boy
    Was a dream of a job I really did enjoy.
    After a life many said I would be stuck.
    I drove a million miles in a Semi truck,
    And to this day I'm doing fine.
    Now I'm building roads in America's only platinum mine...
     
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    Welcome Virgil. :)
    Nice poem.
     
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    welcome, virgil!

    whose biography are you writing?... anyone famous, or someone who should be?
     
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    Welcome. :)
     
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    welcome :) don't forget to do those 2 reviews before posting your own work, and your poem here is GREAT.
     
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    Hello Virgil, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Review Room before you post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on 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.

    Also, be aware that posting a piece of writing on any public site, including this one, will greatly diminish your chances of selling it for publication. Removing the writing later does not alter that fact - once posted, it is irreversibly considered published. So do not post anything more than a small excerpt of any piece you are planning to submit for publication.

    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 the RPG forum for improvisational fiction. Also try 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.

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    Hello everyone and thank you Cogito for the advice.. I have not been on here in a while.. thanks everyone..
     
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    I am working on writing my own Biography. My family is talked about in the Book Into The Wild on page 44. And Kristen Stewart played my sister in the movie as well.. I have almost 20 years of being Homeless growing up as a transient child in a transient family. and all of us, My sisters and myself turned out good and most of us are very successfull..etc..
     
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    sounds interesting... but it would be an 'autobiography' since it's about yourself...
     
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