Hello everybody! I just joined and am excited to have a place where I can both talk about writing and get some feedback on my own stories. Writing workshops are a bit far between at my college, and getting good criticism outside of class is pretty much impossible. But not anymore! So please, be harsh with my stories! I'm 21 years of age, and am majoring in fiction writing. I prefer modern-ish realism, I guess (Raymond Carver and the like). Three books that I always come back to as a way to guide my writing are Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson, The Night in Question by Tobias Wolff, and Nine Stories by J. D. Salinger. That's all I can think to say at the moment. I look forward to participating in many good, writerly discussions with everybody!