Hello there! My screen name is encas, but I prefer being called Mo. I decided to join Creative Writing Forums in order to obtain constructive criticism on my writing. The thing that made me join is the fact that I am writing a sonnet, and I wanted a critique done before I try to submit it. However, having read the rules, it appears that I must wait 14 days before I can put it up for critique. I don't really mind; I'm a writer who writes whenever the feeling strikes. I like writing short stories and poetry, as well as journalistic writing, which is more my specialty. However, since I write for my school newspaper and get my journalism work critiqued all the time, I felt that my creative writing skills need something other than blind praise.