Well, I'm new here, so, I guess I'll give the usual spiel. I've been interested in writing for a long time, and just finally convinced myself that it was time to start a novel. I got about 5000 words in before realizing that my story had no real structure, so, now I'm backing up and making sure I've got a good, solid design set down before I begin writing again from the beginning. As I was going through planning my story, I decided that I needed some folks involved in writing to bounce ideas off, and to be able to ask questions. Some of my favorite authors include Jasper Fforde (for his style), G.K. Chesterton (I love the surrealism he injects into stories), and Ray Bradbury (for his themes). I work as a software developer in Seattle. Anything else, just ask, I'm happy to answer pretty much anything you want to know.