Hi all My name is Dan Djurdjevic and I'm from Perth, Western Australia. I've worked as a technical writer for the last 13 years, but what I'd really love to do is my own fiction - the problem is my work probably pays better than any fiction would be likely to (I think it requires a great deal of good luck as well as hard work to become a JK Rowling or John Grisham etc.) and I have a young family to feed! Still, I believe you're a writer if you write, so that's what I'm doing. Since most of my bread and butter work involves editing you can expect me to be rigorous, but please don't be offended - my work is dissected every day just as I dissect the work of my colleagues. In my experience no one "gets it right" the first time and I find most writing to be a collaborative experience, at least to some extent (eg. having an editor, proof reader etc.). Accordingly I think a forum like this is a fantastic opportunity for all writers to get constructive feedback on their work. I'm looking forward to reading (and writing) with you all!