Hello, My name is Caleb and I currently reside in Northern California. Though I am quite varied ethnically, my main roots lie in Germany. I know bits and pieces of the German language, but I was born and raised in California and speak mainly English. I have pursued writing as a hobby for as long as I can remember, and not being one to restrict myself to one facet of writing I find myself interested in all forms and genres. I personally feel this allows one self to broaden their horizons and eliminate the infamous "tunnel-vision" that would otherwise be experienced. Though I have lurked many writing forums in the past years I've always found myself returning to here. However, I'm always nervous to commit myself to a community and thus I have never chosen to register until now. I look forward to being able to contribute to you wonderful folks and give something in return. I am very glad to see an open registration community stay in such a high quality condition and only hope I can give the same quality of advice in return. Thank you for this opportunity to join, and I look forward to meeting everyone here. Alles Gute!