Dear Everyone, Hello. My name's Ritmo (pen name, of course), I'm 24, and I'm from a little village in England. I mostly write scripts (short films and graphic novels) for friends right now, but I love writing short stories too – when I get the time, that is. I've been writing* inside a shell for a couple of years now and thought it was about time I crawled out and started socialising with other writers. So here I am, a nude tortoise, standing in front of you (handsome people) asking for acceptance. : ) What I'm hoping to find here are other writers who I can bond with and with whom I can exchange stories, ideas, advice and the like. Basically: I'm hoping to find writer friends (or buddies, if that's your kind of thing). I'm not familiar with how forums work, to be honest, so if I make a faux pas please shout at me loudly, slap me on the knuckles with a blunt object, and tell me I'm a worthless forum member. It's the only way I'll learn. *By writing, of course, I mean spinning around in my chair thinking about writing.