I have come here looking for comradery and motivational conversation. I hope I can make as many good friends here as I have on my music forum. I have been thinking of writing for all of my adult life, though I have not made many whole-hearted attempts. Though I declare my intent to as of now. I just completed a creative writing course which I took mainly to give me a little jump-start. It was helpful too. My literary tastes are eclectic, though there are certain types of fiction I tend to avoid. I would like to try writing some science fiction. I would also like to try to have a literary approach though I feel works that were created with the lofty goal of being art, more often than not achieve the end result of being crap instead. I will try to avoid writing crap. Over the next few months I intend to try writing a few short stories and see where that takes me. Maybe I can get some needed criticism here.