So I'm obviously new to the forums... I'm Alix, and I'm a high school student who has loved writing for as long as I can remember. I've written short stories and poems in my free time, and I currently do article work for an investment company (and that requires no creative writing skills whatsoever T_T"). Writing is my hobby and my passion, and I've actually taken the initiative to read several books on plot creation, forming characters, etc., so I'm actually not clueless. I don't know about you guys, but writing isn't a very popular hobby where I live, so I really wanted a bunch of people who I can discuss my story ideas and characters with, which of course led me to this forum. I've experimented with tons of different genres; romance was thrown out almost immediately. I would describe my own style as blunt, reckless, and controversial. I employ the use of swear words in my dialog frequently, because I like to describe reality. I love writing action and adventure; unfortunately, I'm not so good at the suspense part of it all. I generally stick to writing about our present time zone, but I've experimented with fantasies set in medieval ages too. So...nice to meet you all?