Hi! I am new to writing, especially to writing in English. My native language is German. I don't know if it is possible to create something useful or interesting in a foreign language, but I am willing to give it a try. I have always been a reader. I found that book translations usually don't work for me; I really enjoy reading originals. My taste, however, is not highly developed. I read for the entertainment value. My favourite author is Terry Pratchett. I also like Steven King, John Grisham, Ursula K. LeGuin, and even Dan Brown. I've been reading this forum for a few days now and this seems the right place to learn. Actually, I think I have started learning already! I wish y'all a happy and successful new year!