I thought I'd reintroduce myself as I've been away for a long time and during my last stint here, I hadn't been active for long. Some of you may know me from Writersforum.com and I'm still hanging around there but I'm hoping to be active here too. Right, about me? I'm 22 and from the UK. I'm from Manchester to be specific. I'm about to start my first writing course this Friday and I'm prepping to send off a piece to a magazine which would be a first. I don't expect to win or come close but I'm looking for the critique only as I feel I can start to be proud of my writing. What do I like to read? My book-shelves are full of fantasy. Namely, A Song of Ice and Fire, Scott Bakker's series and Steven Erikson's Malazan Book of The Fallen. But I've also started building a collection of Stephen King books and crime ones to try and build on what I read. I'd like to get some of the classic books as well as I imagine they can only be beneficial to helping people become better writers. What do I write? I write fantasy as can be gathered from the one piece I've posted on this forum but I think I'm quite a bit better now than I was then. I also write in different genres. My pieces in the real world tend to be better for some reason. But I'm hoping to fix that with the current fantasy piece I'm writing. Regardless, that's me. I hope any critiques I give out are helpful and I might share the work I'm working on right now once I've sent it off, so I don't become influenced with critiques. I want it to feel like if I have any luck, it's because of what I've managed to produce without much advice, basically.