Hi guys! I'm not very good with internet introductions, as they feel awkward to write, so I'll keep this post short. Writing is slowly becoming a passion of mine. Specifically, creative writing catches my eye and heart, bringing me into a whole new world. Essay writing is the main stuff I do at school, and to me, a student, it's quite laborious. Essays have a much more concrete structure that is to be adhered to than, say, a story. However, I feel that both a story and an essay are tools used for the same purpose: to convey an idea to the reader. In my opinion, stories are the most beautiful form of art, because they immerse the reader into a new world. The journey into this new world develops the reader themselves; they learn new things and their eyes become opened to new philosophies. There are so many instances of me changing my view on life based on the current story I am reading. It's interesting and exciting that a bunch of words on paper can impact me far more than the conversations I experience in day-to-day life. And so, I come to this creative writing forum for two reasons: to improve my high school grades in English (if I don't achieve this, it will be impossible for me to enter the Extension 2 Course, which is basically where students are given the year to complete a 'major creative work') and to strengthen the connection between the thoughts in my mind and the words that subsequently appear on paper, allowing me to clearly express what my heart wishes to say. Alright, so enough rambling. I hope have the dedication to continuously contribute to this community. Passion, I have; dedication and commit, I hope I'll learn.