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Born just in time to ruin Christmas, David Colby (23) has wanted to be a writer ever since he was first given pencil and paper. Despite a huge learning curve, David began reading voraciously once he got the hang of it. After devouring several books a week (usually in class, much to the annoyance of his teachers), David would go on to fiddle with his parents type-writer, or – when it became available – his primitive computer. But still, he had not managed to actually finish a novel or even a short story until one fateful day, in mid 2002, when he decided to post the beginning of one of his stories on the internet.

Initial feedback was positive. This may have been due to David’s innate talents or (much more likely) the fact that David named the characters in his story after members of the online community he belonged to. Positive feedback and clamoring for new posts brought David inexorably towards the end of his first novel. Now he hopes to survive on writing alone: Novels, internet publications and (if he can convince a meatspace job to take him) somewhere in real life.

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