Hello everyone. I'm Fred from Portland. I read some and barely write some. I'm looking for support, critiques, direction, and advice ,but, not having found any in the past 38 years, I'd thought I'd come here. I always fall back on Dumas, Lovecraft, and Doyle. I rate Byatt's Posession as my current #1. I write small things and usally throw them away after a time, so I think this forum will be good for me.