Hey people, I'm Maria. I am 23 years old and I am a teacher. I found this forum whilst looking for support in becoming an author. It's been a dream of mine since I was little and I am starting to try and become more serious about it. I am a happy member of fanfiction.net and I am a beta reader on that site. I find that I am very good at critiquing others writing, I am a teacher after all, but I have a blind spot where my own writing is concerned! I hope that this website can help my writing and also that I can help out others with their writing issues. Well a little more about me, I love reading. I will read many different genre's. At the moment I love Manga and Fantasy books. I am an avid Stargate Atlantis fan, which is what I wrote my fanfics on. Well I have rambled on a bit, sorry! I hope to become a worthwhile member of the forum!