Hi everyone, like the cat from Edinburgh I also missed the intro section and jumped right in with queries. So sorry about that. I have told lots of stories in my time but now it's time to write some stuff down. My reading interests are many and varied and change over time. Probably read most of Iain M Bank's stuff and Stephen Baxters. Currently on Ken Mcleoad and loving it. Richard Price. Love Irvine Welch's short stories too. I could go on and on... For my own writing I want to start with gangster type stuff. Think a literal Tarantino. I've started a short story and it's took on a life of its own, it's now a novel with a beginning middle and end. Just needs writing now. Working full time means it will take a while, so I'm parking that and going to write some short stories to enable me to develop as a writer and get feedback. Here to learn and to contribute to this community. Speak soon.