Another new person here...I believe I signed up to these forums a while a go, but I must have gotten it confused with another website, but I am Seppuku, not a real name, but it's what I'll call myself. I am a student studying at University, I am about to enter my 3rd year, I hope to go into writing professionally and thus (like most people who are likely to visit this site) am an aspiring writer, currently unpublished but I hope to change that. I am going to submit one of my short stories to a writing magazine for next month's issue, so with any luck they'll publish it. Seeing it on a nice shiny page is a worthwhile start i believe. I am based in the UK, in fact I'm from around Cambridgeshire, but am in the Midlands when I am studying. As for what I write? I write short stories, but have been working at 2 novels, 2 at the same time sounds silly, but I got 10,000 words into one and then NaNoWriMo happened and thus I ended up working on another (I hit the 50,000 words needed for NaNoWriMo and thus have my first draft complete...though it seriously needs work) I have written the odd bit of poetry, but that's where I consider myself weak. I am also interesting review and article writing, and have written a few myself, but only for my own blog work and a friend's review site that no longer exists. Genres I enjoy include Sci-Fi and fantasy, though I'm not too heavy into them, I like gothic, horror and 'life' stories the most, the odd one interests me and dystopian sci-fi is normally a winner for me. But when it comes to writing, I consider it psychological, though my most recent work has ventured into dystopia, my NaNoWriMo actually combined the two. Favourite Authors: Kazuo Ishiguro, HP Lovecraft, Stephen King and Edgar Allen Poe So that's my introduction and a hello to you all.