Seems a bit much really, having to start a whole new thread just to introduce myself, but if that's how things are done here, who am I to argue? Hi, my name is Neal,and at the moment I am living in Spain, but about to move back to England.Earlier this evening I googled 'writing forum' and now here I am. About a million years ago I used to think I could be a great writer; I won prizes at school, and later formed a semi-professional theatre company with friends, using all original material that we wrote ourselves. Then, of course, life got in the way, and all things creative were put aside in the pursuit of things like food, warmth and flat-pack furniture. Eventually though, our dreams return. In the last couple of years I have rediscovered my love of photography, earned a good part of my living singing songs, and started to write again, and I like myself a lot better for it. I'm here because I want to write better, and to be part of a community that cares about creativity. My latest hard-to-achieve goal is to get published, and paid for it,within the next year. I don't want to write a novel; I want to tell people's stories, communicate my World view, tell it like I think it is, and to do it well enough so that people really want to read it. Is that asking too much?