I've never been very good at writing introduction posts, but here goes... I'm Mike, a geeky, coffee-loving, software-developing person from the Sheffield, UK area. And if you hadn't guessed by my being here, I also like to read and write My choice of genre is mostly fantasy, for both reading and writing - although I do delve into the occasional sci-fi story now and then. I'm a fan of Pratchett, Steven Erikson's Malazan series and, at the moment as I read through it, Stephen Donaldson's Thomas Covenant books. I've written a fair bit over the past few years, but not consistently - more just sporadic bursts of inspiration. I've got a main plot I'm currently attempting to write up, and several short stories set in the same world, some of which are finished (in terms of their plot) - but I'm not really expecting to do anything serious with them. I just write for fun, and something to do on my commute and lunch break. Plus, I like world building far too much - I'd rather build a setting up in vast detail than actually write a story, which is possibly an issue Anyway, that's me p.s. I ramble slightly when unsure of what to say...noticed?