Hi Everyone! I am an amateur writer, wanting to improve my skills and one day become a successful published writer. I would love to write novels, short stories and screenplays. So far I have been taking part in National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo.org) and ScriptFrenzy (ScriptFrenzy.org) writing challenges since about 2008. Although I've never managed to complete them, I have increased my word count each year, and feel my writing is improving as a result. When I'm not writing, I like to draw, I consider myself to be an amateur pencil and colour pencil artist. I am inspired by fantasy and science-fiction art, I admire the works of Luis Royo, Boris Vallejo and Chris Achilleos. I also love fantasy and sci-fi movies, novels and comic books. I've joined here as I'm hoping to find some writing challenges I can have a go at, something to inspire me and keep me writing regularly. And it would be nice to make some new friends along the way! Looking forward to getting to know you all and find my way around here!