It's hard to think of a witty thread title, so why not go with the basics? My name is Sarah, though I go by my nickname of Cricket most often. The Chirping bit comes rom my penchent to sing show tunes. I'm a novice at writing. I took a number of creative writing courses in college and did a bit of stand-up poetry in my youth, but I never actually sat down to really write, despite 7 NaNoWriMo's under my belt. Now I have characters in my head that demand to be put to paper and I felt I should hunt down a community that could help develop my skills and share in my pain. So, here I am. When I write it's typically science-fiction/fantasy. It's a form of escapism, I get enough real life just by living.