Hello~ I am Richard Ogata, and Alaskan clarinetist who would like to become better at writing. All through high school and college my favorite classes were ones that involved a lot of creative writing assignments. However, I never took my writing very seriously. I felt that it was not skillful enough to be published while I was in high school, though in my freshman year of college I did attempt to get some poetry I had written published, but I did not have the time to write enough poems that the publisher was requesting of me with my class and work load. Now that I have more free time, I would like to take advantage of it by becoming better at something that I love to do, hopefully with the support of a well knowledgeable community.