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Let me try this again - introduction
I think I just proved I'm a newbie by posting in someone else's thread. I'll remove it there if I can and put it here.
Hi, I don't have a problem making up characters, describing them, giving them idiosyncrasies, and whole histories, but I get tongue-tied (finger-tied?) when I have to write about myself. I was born in Houston at the beginning of WWII. I remember some of it. My brother and I did our patriotic duty by drawing Hitler on our toilet paper before we used it. I still have the first fiction I ever wrote when I was six. It's the story of a boy who finds an injured prairie dog and nurses it back to health. Apparently, I believed in surprise endings because, at the end, he throws it back into the ocean and it swims away to live happily ever after. Either that or I had a short attention span. I became a serious writer in junior high, mainly because I had a crush on Miss Snow, the journalism teacher. I wrote for school newspapers through high school and college, then wrote for the Stars and Stripes in the Army. After that, I became a sort of gypsy writer, taking any job that paid. If they asked whether I knew about the assignment they had, I always said, "Oh, sure," then dashed to the library to read up on whatever it was. Some of the better-known publications were Sports Illustrated, Billboard, and the Houston Chronicle. I've traveled some, but I now live on Lake Patzcuaro in Mexico with three dogs. Churchill the friendly pit bull who is 15, Hamish who resembles a type of dog known as a McNabb, and Poochie, a female about 6 months old who was thrown out of a car on the highway where another car hit her breaking her jaw. I really didn't want another dog, but I couldn't let her starve or be hit again so she's now part of the family. I ran cross-country for the University of Texas and still run in races. I also play a mean game of snooker. I haven't found anyone in Mexico who can beat me yet (at snooker, not running.)
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