I am the little-known Colonel Marksman. Search me on Google if you like, I can guarantee 99% that I am the only Colonel Marksman on the Internet, or ColMarksman, and ColonelMarksman. My nickname tends to go by "Colonel", but some call me Marksman. On Halo, it's "col". Don't ask where the name came from, I really have no idea, but I know how it evolved. This is probably the largest forum I'd ever seen, and organized differently than what I'm used to, but I've already played around with it somewhere else on a smaller scale, so I should be ok (though it's still daunting to think there are this many people here). I am not published, but I plan on getting published. Right now, I have a YA fantasy that is at a halt for need of rewrite of characters and better description. Now that I know what I need and how to get it, everything I do is geared towards helping it. People tell me that my specialty is thriller-type works, and that my battle-fight scenes are the best, but there's more important things to work on, which is why I'm here. I will also tell you upfront that I am an extremely hard critic. If I take the time to review your story with a very deep and long review, it's because I believe the story is good enough for attention. I tend to pass over work that I believe is just too hopeless. If someone asks, though, I will review stories of any genre. I don't have a preference, I plan to publish a successful story in every genre and to every audience, and even a non-fiction or two.