I'm James, though my friends like to call me JB. I'm an aspiring author with a few completed manuscripts, one on the publishing doorstep--visit my website, www.jbhoke.net, for more information on that. I've written professionally in the military for several years with various news and feature articles published in many newspapers, magazines, and websites around the world. In recent years, my writing career has stagnated, as I no longer work as a journalist, but focus on my true writing ambitions. I will most likely spend the majority of my time on these boards in the Review Room, though I'm sure I will venture into Writing Issues often, too. I'm a member of a few other writing forums around the net (though I'm not sure why it took me so long to join this one). I enjoy critiquing others' work (and will probably try to post 2+ critiques a week), but more so, seeing them benefit from the critiques offered. I do like to get solid reviews and looks at my own work, but I won't post anything up until it's time. I also like to get into the conversations about what you should know as a writer and improving my knowledge base of everything associated with writing. Hopefully, I will enjoy the stay.