Hi, I'm new. Writing has been a hobby of mine for years. I write (and read) almost exclusively sci-fi. I write in English, although it is not my first language (it just comes more naturally for me to express a story in English for some reason), so I'm constantly striving to improve and polish my grammar. I fully intend to exploit this site for improving my writing! It does appear like a very powerful tool, there's nothing quite like competing against other writers, putting your work in the spotlight for critique, and so on. I'm not really currently aiming at publishing something, for me writing is a fulfilling hobby. Creating worlds is rewarding! But who knows what the future holds.