Just another young, aspiring writer, but I've skimmed some of the forums, and this looks to be a good place to spend some down time when I'm not writing (translation: procrastinate). There seem to be some interesting and helpful people here, and I'm looking forward to it. In the interest of full disclosure, I'm also here to advertise my new blog, which showcases my own writing; short fiction, poetry, essays, etc. That said, I won't be an obnoxious marketer all the time. Like, I won't mention that MY BLOG'S LINK IS IN MY SIGNATURE or anything like that. And I won't talk up specific points, like how I post regularly and in various genres, and that some pieces are funny, some are dark, some are pretty, some are not, so there's really something for everybody and YOU'RE PRETTY MUCH GUARANTEED TO LOVE IT, RIGHT THERE IN MY SIG. No sir; none of that. But honestly, I do look forward to contributing to the forums. Seems like a very decent and healthy community of people who share my passion. I love writing, and I love sharing it, and I love reading the work of others. So I couldn't be happier to find a place filled with kindred spirits. Makes me happy to know I'm not the only one out there with no money, no recognition, but a hell of a lot of drive. Greetings to all.