1. JohnJacobsCC

    JohnJacobsCC New Member

    Sep 14, 2012
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    Textbook-Published Stand-up Comic. HI!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JohnJacobsCC, Sep 14, 2012.

    Hey everybody, this is my first post in this forum, just wanted to informally introduce myself and let you all know what I'm all about.

    My name is John Jacobs. I'm a textbook-published columnist/amateur film-maker, and I've been doing stand-up for about 5 years now.

    For some reason because this is an "authors" forum I feel the need to get deeply personal because as a writer, I know all of my fellow writers are deeply troubled/insane people so I might as well let you know the inspiration behind my love of comedy.

    I grew up with ADD and Tourette Syndrome, my older brother is manic-depressive bi-polar/schizophrenic, and my mom committed suicide when I was 16. I got a girl pregnant when I was 16, I've been addicted to drugs, alcohol and gambling, and to this day I'm still an extreme insomniac and usually fall asleep somewhere around 5-6am.

    My goal in life is to make people laugh because when I do it makes me feel significant like I have a purpose in this world. Regardless of how I do it, if I can make people laugh I consider it a victory.

    Thank you for reading this post, I really appreciate the attention, and I hope I can entertain you all somehow.

    My website is: www.JohnJacobsComedy.com
  2. Banzai

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

    Mar 31, 2007
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    Reading, UK
    Welcome to Writing Forums, John Jacobs!

    I hope you find what you're looking for here, whatever your interests in writing.

    This forum aims to provide the best workshopping resources on the internet, and to that end we have a few rules which you should familiarise yourself with before you get stuck in. The main section of the site is the Writing Workshop, where members can post their writing in order to receive critique of their work.

    However, before we allow members to post their work, they must have met some basic requirments. Firstly, you must have been a member for fourteen days, and have made twenty posts on the forum overall (please note, posts in Word Games do not count towards this). This is so that members, when they post their work, have familiarised themselves with the forums and contributed to them (as well as hopefully learned something for themselves). Secondly, members must provide two constructive reviews of other people's work for each piece of their own that they wish to post. This is because we believe that the focus of workshopping should be equally upon giving reviews as receiving them, as they allow a writer to practice and improve their editing skills, which they can then apply to their own writing.

    Beyond the Writing Workshop, you will find that we have extensive forums for discussion of aspects of writing, as well as a community area for general discussion. We also run periodic short story and poetry contests, which are good for challenging yourself and expanding your skills.

    If you have any questions or problems, then the moderators (myself, Cogito, Lemex and Dante Dases) should be your first port of call. Any technical problems with the site itself should be directed to Daniel, the site administrator and owner. I would recommend you have a look over the rules so that you know what to expect, and what is expected. But aside from that, I hope you enjoy your time here.


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