Hi! I'm brand new to this site, or any real writing forum for that matter.. I'm so excited about this forum because it seems to be so organized, and active. Not to mention the honesty, and willingness to help I've seen through just exploring a matter of minutes. The site seems to have a really intelligent population, and I'm very interested in getting involved anyway I can. I am an aspiring writer, 14 years old, and hoping to publish a novel by 18. (It's been my goal since I was much younger, and I've had no luck getting more than a chapter along. ) My preferred genres are fiction/realistic fiction, and I am a lover of Harry Potter and a hater of Twilight. I think fantasy is rarely well-done, and it has to feel realistic to appeal to me, so I am very hard on myself when writing or coming up with ideas. I hope this site can help me improve my writing abilities, get further along with that impossible goal of mine, and maybe I'll meet a few interesting people along the way.