Hello! Name's Dan, but I've been called 'Sal,' a fair share of times for it to be alright. I'm 20, from Canada, and a pretty avid fan of any genre of writing. If I had to give a preference it would be fiction, or to be more specific, fantasy. Not completely sure how this site works, but it looks interesting. The older I get and the longer I write, the increasingly building qualms I have with my writing has come to infuriate me, so I thought what better way to resolve some personal fears/dislikes with my writing than to come here. After brief perusing, a lot of the issues I've had with writing seem to be universally shared and that has made me a feel a little better, haha. It also gave me motivation to actually join the site. =p Not sure how introductions are suppose to go, or how long they are, but I'll give a brief run-down of my experience (if anybody cares when it comes to that xD). I started actually reading when I was about ten, I was a slow starter and enjoyed the pictures more than the act of... well, reading. I was later on introduced to Harry Potter by a friend and, albeit painfully at first, I started to really delve into reading, fantasy being my main interest. I grew out of Harry Potter fast, though I admittedly have nostalgia for the series on a whole, I don't view the series as a personal favourite. That may be due to spoiling myself with authors like George R.R Martin, R.A Salvatore (dominated most of my childhood reading him), and finally, Robert Jordan. I will say, regardless of the criticism laid on Robert Jordan, he is by far my favourite writer and I have, whether wrong or right, modeled much of my 'style' around his works. However, I have deviated from that for some time (reading Steven Erikson has inspired me to change my structure somewhat). This is all rather long-winded, so my apologies! The last thing I'd like to say is I'm not a very good 'technical writer.' I don't know how to properly put that, but I taught myself how to write through reading (if that makes sense) and when it came to English class, I was rather abysmal. I place blame on my total disinterest in the drama-theme (meaning acting :<) most of my classes took. It is rather embarrassing to admit, I am rather ignorant when it comes to strict English terms and such. That being said, I do my best to self-research when it comes to structure, punctuation, etc. In the end, I still make mistakes =P A rather lengthy introduction aside, I just wanted greet everybody and hope I'll be welcomed amongst you all!