How now writingforums.org! Uhmm, yeah. So you might wanna know the basics: I'm 18, from Wales (no duh! xD) and obviously love to read, albeit painfully slowly. For those of you that haven't read it yeat - I suggest the Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Recently became my favourite book ever. But I am currently making my through The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, and then it's on to 'Once We Were Warriors' and it's sequel 'What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted?'. Whilst the film adaptations of those books didn't initally spark my hope to write a successful story set in New Zealand about a Olympic prospect turned Paralympic gold medallist, it did certainly help shape that hope. That's pretty much why I decided to join this forum ae, to develop me as a writer; but that's all from me for now. Hope to see you guys around the boards chatting about ideas and techniques.