Hi all, Gasper here. I don't know if I'm in a similar position to many others out there, but since starting work last year I've found it hard to spend much time on things which give me real satisfaction, such as reading, writing and painting. So one decisive evening and a few 30-minute writing challenges later, I find myself signing up to this forum! Lots of alone-time spent on planes and trains has allowed to me to flesh out several ideas for novels I want to write, but at the moment I'm taking small steps and trying to develop my skills. Plus I'm definitely looking forward to getting involved in the writing workshops here and seeing everyone else's stuff! I did French and Russian at university - which is where I really discovered my love for reading - so if there's any big Sartre/Voltaire/Gogol/Chekhov fans out there give me a shout!