Hello everyone! I hope I'm not intruding. I have registered here with the intent of finding a helpful community of fellow writers in order to forge new bonds, get a glimpse of the current creative writing community and in time submit my own work. Not a lot (well, none) of my current friends have an interest in this art and I feel joining such a community would greatly impact my development as a writer. I first started writing as a child when I fell in love with a video game whose story was so compelling I felt the urge to compose a derived story from it. This was before I even knew such things as "fan fiction" existed. During my late teens, for some unknown reason, I stopped reading and writing altogether. This has been a strange hiatus. However, some of my characters and stories have stayed with me even now that I am in my late twenties and they request that their stories be told. Well, who am I to argue with the voices in my head? Thus, I want to saddle back this horse but I feel part of my mojo have stayed with the innocent child I was. I hope this forum is what I need to re-ignite my passion. I am currently in the process of writing short stories dictated by generators such as Seventh Sanctum in order to hone my skills. I shall submit them in some other time as I am now familiarizing myself with the rules and etiquette of this forum. As with many of you here, my ultimate goal is publication and so if I publish a piece up for review, be harsh and mean with me if you have to as long as it's fair and helpful. I would also like to inform you English is my second language and would welcome any assistance regarding typos and general grammar mistakes. I have chosen to write in English mainly because it's a wonderful challenge and also because I feel more comfortable with it than my original language (which is French, by the way) as somehow my whole environment has adapted to it. See you all soon!