Greetings, all. I’m October, but if you like, you can call me Dan. At the current date, I’ve been writing for upwards of six years. I mainly write short stories and poetry (though there are several books that I’ve outlined and recently elevated to “in-the-works” status), and my favorite author is Ray Bradbury. I have never taken a writing class, and all that I know about writing is instinctual understanding, accumulated from an extensive reading life. I enjoy reading speculative fiction (sci-fi, fantasy), horror, and whatever else happens to take my fancy. My style of writing focuses very much on atmosphere and communicating the feel of a place and a character, rather than stating specifically what it/they look like. Another style trait of mine is that I focus very little on grammatical correctness, particularly when writing dialogue. If grammar rules get in the way of communicating what I wish to communicate, I ignore them and plow ahead. Anyhow, I’ve been writing for a long time, and the one thing I have always lacked is feedback. Here I hope to be helped along in my writing, and to help fellow authors in theirs, as much as I am able. Cheers. -Dan H.