It's been quite some time since I was active on any forum, and after checking out some writing forums, I decided to join "the" writing forums. I'm a fairly skew guy, live in Sweden, and study pure mathematics in university. My three passions in life are creative writing, mathematics, and music. I'm pretty relaxed to talk to, but not as relaxed inside. I don't really know why, I guess there's too much I want to do at once and I pour in a lot in anything I do. I'm not sure why I joined or even looked for a forum for writers. I used to write almost every day for several years, and I guess I'm not so happy with not writing. So I've decided to pick up writing, with the intention of making something serious out of it. I want to explore different genres, different types of writing - poetry in particular. I've become increasingly interested in exploring the power of words rather than the power of stories. What can you tell in less than fifty words? How much can you convey in a single verse? I'm hoping to find inspiration among those who share my interest. In particular, I want to read what other aspiring or hobbyist writers create, and I want to read some of the books they read or have read. The greatest cause behind my lack of reading has been due to not having people in my life who could recommend me books. Anyway, I'm looking forward to get back into the game, and maybe make a friend or two. I don't have any writer friends. Having one would be pretty awesome.