Hello all :] Thought I'd follow suit and start at the beginning, the intro! To start, I am 21 years old, born and raised in Central Arkansas. I have been a writer since the third grade when Miss B started us on daily journal exercises. She was very adamant about creative expression and I loved her for it. Anyway, since then, obviously, there have been times when I write more than others, but I am always the observer, always making mental notes of mannerisms of others; the way things fall on my senses; etc. Recently, I have just finished up my first college-level Creative Writing course. I really enjoyed the interaction I had with other writers, though half the class was in it for an "easy A". It was fine, though... the format was nothing short of what I've experienced through online writers' groups. Over the last five or six years I have been a part of such groups on a site that caters to various types of artists. The groups were primarily chat-based, so, the idea of posting to forums is a bit foreign to me! [C'est la Vie, I'll catch on!] I hope to be able to review and assist others in their writing to the best of my abilities, and in turn to submit my work for some much needed peer critique! As it stands I have a lot of free time in the middle of my week (this summer) that I'm going to need to fill up with writing and posting. From first impressions, I expect that I've come to the right place to do so! I'm sure I am in for meeting some very talented writers, and hopefully for making some new friends as well.