Hello to everyone! I recently took it upon myself to get back into writing and figured that there's no better way to push yourself that little extra than joining a community dedicated to discussing it. I was Googling around for a decent forum when I happened upon this one a few days ago, so I lurked around a bit to get a feel for the place and was happy to see how friendly everyone is and the constructive discussion that goes on. There's such a huge back catalogue of old threads containing so much sagely advice to explore, that for a couple of nights now I've completely lost track of time whilst reading through them. But now's the time for my introduction I think. I used to write a lot, but then different aspects of life got in the way and I sort of fell off the wagon, and now it's been so long that I'm struggling to get back on. I can plot out full stories and character biographies until the cows come home, and take a great deal of joy in doing it. But when it comes to that onerous task of putting words to paper, I look back on what I've written/typed and often struggle to see the merit in it. I'm looking forward to contributing to discussions with all of you and sharing my own pieces at some stage.