Greetings folk! My name is Roberto, and I'm an aspiring writer. Whew, man. That felt good to say. I don't know a great deal about usage or grammar, but have a decent internal editor. I enjoy writing fiction, mostly about crazy things that have happened to people I know. Also, I like to write about flightless birds. Mostly, ones that attack people in an unprovoked and rather gruesome fashion. I'm in my thirties, have a family, and live in the southeastern US. I've had one short story published and hope to craft more as my imagination allows. My main thrust is to learn as much as I can about storytelling and plot structure, and how to create tension within a story. I approach my writing with a great deal of humility, enjoy reading and critiquing the work of others, and have had great fun learning how to write creatively. Thank you for having me; I look forward to participating in this great resource.