Hello there. I'm a new member. I used to be an avid writer. Still am, though a little less avid. Even though my stories were dubbed "entertaining", I still have a long way to go before I can write real literature. Sooo.... I am taking a class in creative writing at my local community college. I've even finished my first assignment, though I'm hesitant to post it or anything. I'm not sure if that would just burden everyone with my sorry lot! I like technology and shiny things. I swear I was robbed one time at Radioshack when the salesperson held up the G1. Then next thing I knew, I had suffered a Critical -9999 +3 modifier from his Super fist strike. As I lay on the floor, alas, he sadly took all my money. But I got the G1! Right now I'm trying to write a book about a fictional race of people set in another world, complete with another language. Don't think it's anything, however, like Tolkien's lord of the rings. Nothing of the sort, not even close. Perhaps I'll post some of the chapters on here. Anyways, it's not going to be a big novel published by the big companies, but rather an epic of "Tale of Genjii" proportions, and I'm going to publish it with Lulu and print myself a copy and that'll be the end of it. Maybe other's would want it. Maybe...>_> My favorite part of fiction is character development. I think that creating funny characters or lively characters, or even just plain old interesting characters are the most fun part of writing. However, I don't but into the whole rounded character bit. I feel round characters are good for Crime Dramas and psychological thrillers. Any other time, a character should be described in two words max, and should always be held to that standard. I find that characters like that, while certainly less round, are easier for readers to identify with, and of course, make for more a more cartoonish, entertaining read. I'm single, and looking, though I'll probably never find anyone. In fact, I doubt internet relationships work, so I probably shouldn't have mentioned that. Grr...I want cookies right now. Mmm. Cookies. And finally, I've grown up in the countryside, living on the outskirts of a major city. (Major? Well, depends on how you think of it, I guess... Some people call it Hicksville. >_>) But Most of my time is spent outdoors and petting my dogs. yep yep. So, Hi there. My name's Sekiko. Nice to met you! Did I mention I am learning german at my local community college? In german you say, Wie Geht Mir Wunderbar! Wie Geht Mir Wunderbar!