Hey guys, nice looking forum you have here. I've spent a long time writing without even bothering to seek out a forum dedicated to creative writing, so I'm pleased to have found such an active one. My name is Travis, and I've recently finished my first novel, a 100,000 word behemoth I am not looking forward to editing, so it's sitting on the shelf for a bit while I read and absorb and discuss all sorts of writing. Hopefully when I return to it I'll be in a better position to edit it and proceed to my next one. In the meantime, I look forward to talking with you all. Let's see...autobiographical stuff...I wish I was a more prolific reader, that's something I've tried to improve lately, but my favorite authors put emphasis on dialogue and character development. Sometimes I feel as if my work reads more like a screenplay than anything. Yeah, I like Hemingway. I like music too. Love it, in fact. I come up with some of my best plot points through conceits in songs. Anyway, I meant to keep this short, so I shall. Thanks.