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Daltonwriting from Charlotte, NC is reading As many short story collections as I can get my hands on July 28, 2016 - 5:03pm

Hey there.  I am new to Lit Reactor, or at least new to the "full site".  I am not a professional writer.  I really do not have much experience writing at all.  I am actually a Veterinarian.  My job can be very stressful and I have always been an avid reader to help find a nice break from the day to day.  I have not taken any writing courses since college.  I think writing will be a fun new hobby and I hope to learn a few things along the way.  I am not familar with all the "technical" jargon of writing but I figure I have read enough and listen to enough clients on a day to day basis to know a good story.

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Thuggish from Vegas is reading Day of the Jackal July 28, 2016 - 6:41pm

Cool, hi.

Don't worry about that technical shit too much, a lot of it's over rated. 

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smithreynolds from Spokane, WA USA is reading The writing on the wall. July 28, 2016 - 9:04pm

Hi. So glad to have you here. 

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel July 29, 2016 - 6:34am

Welcome to the pit.

Well, now that we have a veterinarian, anyone with animal issues in their stories knows where to go.

Congrats on becoming LitR's subject matter expert on everything animal.

So, in trade for your animal expertise, we will provide you with at least five different arguments for each technical term.

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Thuggish from Vegas is reading Day of the Jackal July 29, 2016 - 6:54am

^ I'd say pimp your military background instead.

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel July 29, 2016 - 7:01am

I think anyone who has been on here longer than a day knows I will talk about my military brackground at length. Whether wanted or not.

And it all starts like, "When I was in the Navy...."

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Thuggish from Vegas is reading Day of the Jackal July 29, 2016 - 10:37am

"at length" is questionable. maybe enough to fill a ymca song? not even...

OP what kind of vet stuff do you do?

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Daltonwriting from Charlotte, NC is reading As many short story collections as I can get my hands on July 29, 2016 - 5:58pm

I specialize in dogs and cats. However I also do know quite a bit about large animals of the farm variety: horses, cows, sheep, goats, pigs, alpacas, and llamas

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helpfulsnowman from Colorado is reading But What If We're Wrong? by Chuck Klosterman July 29, 2016 - 9:08pm

Can I abuse your knowledge immediately and ask for tips? How I can convince my partner to bring our cat in to get her teeth checked? She's eating funny (seems like she's trying to weirdly grind her food in her mouth instead of crunching it like normal), and I worry because it's who I am. 

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Daltonwriting from Charlotte, NC is reading As many short story collections as I can get my hands on July 30, 2016 - 5:39am

Well that alone should be good. Cats are great at hiding pain. They get periodontal disease where the bone is eaten away by bacteria and resorptivd lesions, a cavity like lesion that is extremely painful. Cats can also develop tumors in their mouths.

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helpfulsnowman from Colorado is reading But What If We're Wrong? by Chuck Klosterman July 30, 2016 - 3:53pm

Ah! That's good/horrible info. THanks!

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Chelsea Cain! August 2, 2016 - 3:06am

Welcome to LitReactor!! :)

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Kedzie from the SF Bay Area is reading The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien September 2, 2016 - 2:24pm

Yes, welcome Dalton!

(Or should we call you Brooke?)

I'm also kinda new. I took a class last summer and another in July of this year, but never noticed the Community side of this site. For a writer I'm not very observant!

Again, welcome aboard!

 

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Daltonwriting from Charlotte, NC is reading As many short story collections as I can get my hands on September 2, 2016 - 2:55pm

Brooke is fine or Dalton. Ashley Dalton is my pen name. Trying to keep veterinary side of my life separate from writing side. But, alas this will only last so long.