I'm never good at these new member speeches. ^^; I found the site through google, and thought I would take a look and see what the community is like. I'm a moderator at The Young Writer's Society so I tend to be interested in other forums. I've been writing for about six years now, if not more, and I can say I've improved a whole lot. I dabble in everything it seems. Poetry, fiction, drama. I would say my poetry is the worst, and though I can critique it like you wouldn't believe, I can't produce it for the life of me. Well, it isn't bad poetry, but you know what I mean. ^_~ Fiction is where I mainly spend my time, I've written many short stories and am currently writing my second novel. (NaNoWriMo anyone?) As to drama, I've only written one play so far. I submitted it to my school's theater troupe, though, and this month we will be work shopping it and auditioning people for it. It will be put on around the end of this month or the beginning of December, which is rather exciting. When it comes to reading I love the classics, but I also read some modern stuff. I love Dostoevsky, Waugh, Wilde, Nabokov... many others though, too! I hope to improve my writing and learn new tricks from all the brilliant writers that inhabit this site, and I also hope to make a few friends! Thanks for taking the time to read this outrageously long intro post.