Extra, extra! New member joins the Writing Forums, makes little to no impression! Member replies with "No shocker there"! Heya! Glad to be here folks. I'm just a 15 year old teenager from Southern Ontario who wants to imporve his writing skills. I'm in Grade 10 right now and am planning to go to university in Montreal to get a degree in Atmospheric Sciences. But that doesn't mean I can't do a bit of writing every now and then! My writing skills aren't very impressive at the moment, but I didn't join this place just for kicks. I really want to improve my skills so I can churn out some stuff I actually like. I have some ideas that I like but I'm not sure how to get 'em outta my noggin and onto paper yet. Hopefully I can learn how to here! When I was a kid, I used to write short little stories. I remember always being very excited about a cool idea I had, then writing one or two chapters, and getting bored with it. As I got older I've been writing less as other things take up my time. My ultimate goal is to write a novel someday and maybe even get it published, but I'm not very confident in my abilities at the moment and want to start off with a few short stories at least. Besides writing, I like to sketch, (mostly cartoons and comics) play with my dog, dope around on the Internet, and be lazy. I'm a pretty active member on a forum that focuses on making RPG games as well, and I've tried my hand at making a few games. I want to make a very good game one of these days and I'm working on getting a good concept before I even start programming. Also, I've worked on making good critiques there, so hopefully I can maybe help a few people out here as well. I'm usually very shy in real life but I'm becoming more open all the time. Hope to have a good time here and maybe even learn a thing or two!