1. jtbrazil

    jtbrazil New Member

    Mar 15, 2011
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    marshall, texas

    I presume Introductions are in order.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jtbrazil, Mar 15, 2011.

    I have been wandering these cyber halls for far too long reading and learning all I can about writing/publishing in the SF world. I ,like all of you, fancy myself a bit of a creative genius and just like all of you know ,with the certainty of an insane man, that I will undoubtedly become recognized, for my sheer brilliance of the written word, and become published. After having my first novel become a NY times best seller i will become super rich and help Fillion bring firefly back
    Although I know this all to become true, now I must suffer the unforgiving torture of time so for now I wait, but not idly, as we speak I have millions of ideas and even a few stories started. As it turns out I come to this forum in need of help, not with an idea but with the formation of memories

    I'm looking for,as i mentioned, early childhood experiences that you would think most Americans share. I want this to not be a story of one man but though his memoir he would be the embodiment of his generation, the ppl becoming adults today 17-20, so if you could come up with some experiences that would be great. also, if you have any tips they would be much appreciated also.

    As I write this I am twenty years of age, I have experienced more through the course of my life than men twice my age. This book is an account of my life up until year twenty, but do not assume that my lack of age will cause this book to diminish in size, as I have previously mentioned I have experienced quite a lot despite my young age.
    Let’s see, where does one start an autobiography? I would imagine that most would start the story of their lives from the beginning, but in truth this is probably the worst place to start, I imagine I could start from the present and flash back to the beginning, but what purpose would this serve? I actually could care less how others have started their memoirs, this is the story of my life as told by me so I will do what I damn well please.
    This is how I will tell my story; I will begin by describing the setting of my early childhood and eventually progress to my troubled years as a teen and eventually to my adult life, which for the purpose of this book will include the ages seventeen through twenty. My life throughout these memoirs will be divided into three parts, or acts, each beginning and ending with a monumental transformation that will easily transition into the next phase. At the conclusion of each part, act, I will look back upon many of the choices I made and give the perspective of how I feel about these actions now. I mention a few stories thought out the course of these memoirs that I have included as an appendix, these stories are in no way a requirement to gain more from the story.
    I do not deem it necessary for the reader to know the where and when this story takes place but it’s safe to assume that the events throughout these memoirs have happened during your life time. I can attest to the fact that the events in my childhood may not be correctly written exactly how they unfolded at the time they occurred, for as I have recently learned events that shape my reality are not always the way I perceive them to be, so I would imagine if this is true of me now then this was certainly true of me then.

    My earliest memory of childhood would be the morning I was woken by the screams of my Grandmother upon waking and finding her love, my grandfather, lying motionless beside her. I must admit as a result of this being my earliest memory it is also my foggiest. I seem to remember after waking up I ran to where I heard my grandmother screaming, which had stopped by this point, to see her sitting at the end of her bed motionless with her arms crossed in front of her chest.
  2. Earphone

    Earphone Active Member

    Feb 15, 2011
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    Hello, good luck with your writings. As for the rest of your stuff, the general writing forum might be a good place to ask. :)
  3. Eunoia

    Eunoia Contributor Contributor

    Mar 8, 2010
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    Welcome. :)
  4. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Hello JT, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Writing Workshop 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 Writing Workshop, 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 Writing Workshop, 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 Writing Workshop 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 Writing Workshop 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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  5. Faust

    Faust Active Member

    Jul 2, 2010
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    Amongst the Populace [Michigan]
    Welcome aboard ^^
  6. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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    Milwaukee, WI

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