Hello fellow writers, I was searching for help concerning my writing and I came across this forum. I don't really know how forums work. I've been part of some but all of them short lived. I'm an eighteen year old kid going through his last year of high school. I've always had a passion for writing, since I was a little kid I always wrote things on the dark side; very gritty material. I remember when I was ten years old, I wrote about a cannibalistic kid named Sai. It was pretty sinister and that probably explains my preference of writing stories that contain dark elements, usually horror. Although I tend to write horror I steer away from the supernatural story-lines. I like realism. When it comes to horror, psychological aspects of life intrigues me more than monsters and ghouls. However I do like science fiction and do intend to write about it in the future. My whole purpose in joining this forum is to make friends, receive different perspectives of writing and overall improve my writing. I hope to publish a book one day, so maybe my future experiences within this forum can help me in my endeavor. As for my name, you can call me Crow. I'm looking forward to being involved in this community and maybe even gain a mentor.