I just discovered this forum today, it hadn't occurred to me to join an online writers community at all! But here I am. My name's James, I aspire to write in most genres, happily skipping romance, erotica and to some extent high fantasy. What I'd like to write are stories in - Sci-fi, Fantasy (not so much 15 saga novels coming in at roughly 1200 pages per volume), mystery fiction, paranormal/surreal (no vampires, not really my thing). I've always been in the habit of writing my ideas down but putting into practice the craft of constructing an actual narrative with layered characters and rich stories has not been explored much.