Hello, some people call me John. Those people, however, are sadly delusional as my name is actually Greig. I've never been part of any sort of community dedicated to writers, and what they write. So this is a nervous, tentative leap into the unknown for me. I guess I should share a little about myself with you. I hail from the small country of Scotland and I bring you gifts of mutton and song. I've always fancied myself a writer, though I was never confident enough to pursue the goal realistically, hence my studying of the far more 'respectful' occupation of lawyer. I realised that I had in fact been published in several magazines and small newspapers but still ticked the "unpublished" button when I created my profile. Maybe it's because I wasn't paid (much) or that I don't consider my writing worthy of being considered "published", who knows. I won two poetry competitions whilst in High School, though I always felt a bit like I had cheated somehow, when I won. One girl even cried during the reading, which only caused me great shame as this girl was feeling more passion from something I had written than I had felt whilst writing it. Anyway, I love to read, and I've always enjoyed helping others. I hope to learn a lot here, and if all goes well, make new friends! I believe the correct protocol for new members is to spend some time reading other peoples work before posting your own. I always had that intention anyway, don't want to appear rude, do we! Anyway, I feel like I have rambled on long enough now. So I will end it with a simple, how do you do? I hope we speak soon!