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    My introduction to all

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Nihmindu, May 12, 2010.

    Introduction
    According to my birth certificate my name is Shawn Christopher Troxler, although I was never particularly fond of my middle name. I was raised in a town never really on any maps named Ama, of course if it were on a map it would require a microscope to view the four streets in which reside there. Once I turned seven-teen my family and I made the parish long journey to a slightly larger town dubbed Bayou Gauche; once again not much to tell, although this humble bayou town has its perks. Dracula 2000, Jona Hex, and ironically All the King’s Men were filmed only minutes from where I rest my head.

    I originally enrolled into Nicholls with the hopes of becoming a video game programmer, but soon realized staring at a computer screen for countless hours was not really on my top ten things to do list. From there I jumped over to dietetics for a few years, and then meandered into the management program. Now, roughly seven years later, I am finally settling into a General Studies degree. Hopefully this will be my last stop, because quite frankly I am running low on funding.


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    Like all others I am sure, I enjoy sitting with a novel rather than watching endless reality shows where all the plots are the same only the names have changed, although I rarely have the time to read as often as I would like. (Managing a restaurant consumes the majority of it.) I am a fan of Stephen King, R.A. Salvator, and slowly becoming a fan of Dean Koontz. Early on my attentions were on Sci-fi only, but now I enjoy the occasional mystery, thriller, or even romantic comedy.
     
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    Hello from a fellow newbie.
     
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    Hi and welcome to the forum!
     
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    Hello Shawn, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Sorry, but you may not post excerpts in New Member Introductions.

    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 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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    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

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