Hello forum people! I've just joined up and hope this website will become one of my main haunts online. I'm not a writer. In fact, I have never done any serious creative writing. But, as I'm sure you can imagine I am one of the millions out there who have always wanted to take it up and tell a story of my own. A little bit about myself; I am in my early 30's, an expatriate living in a former Soviet Union satellite country (I won't say which at this time, because my visa expires in 3 weeks and I will be moving on to somewhere new). I love good stories, whether they be in novels, audio books, movies, intelligent television series, or simply spoken tales told by the people I meet. Many genres interest me, from literary fiction, to sci-fi, to biographies, and yes even the Harry Potter books. As I am getting older I feel that writing could become a passion in my life. A grown up hobby. Something that will last my whole life.