Hello everybody, it's nice to see a forum of people that are so willing to help on another develop their writing skills. I am a college student in Southern California. I began creative writing as a way to avoid boredom in my poli sci courses. However, in the last couple of months I have begun to take it semi-seriously. I have developed some ideas all of them in very different genres. I am drawn to the stories that can be epic in nature. I love stories that have plots and characters that are universally appealing. I joined in an effort to focus my efforts and develop my skills. I look forward to being an active participant on the message boards and developing my skills.