Hi all Hopefully my message says it all. Jas here, journalist/features writer from the UK. I'm a passionate writer, traveller and reader (not always in that order) and I want to combat some of the lockdown loneliness by joining an Internet forum. All the writing groups in my area meet exclusively on weekdays between 9am and 5pm, presumably to avoid the interference of regular working humans, so that isn't really an option for me. Plus, you know, Covid. I've poked around with this sort of thing before and some previous forums I used died a death and moved onto Discord. I've tried the Discord server thing, but the folks there didn't seem too serious about it (anyone who has a higher word count on their writing chat room than their actual novel might want to consider how their time is divided) and the demographic is often quite young. I write non-fiction for work and got a little concerned it was grinding down some of my creativity. I hope not because I like to write the most absurd fantasy stories after 10pm and at weekends, which is about the only time I ever get chance to do it. I want to contribute and critique and in turn be critiqued and am quite serious about publishing, so appreciate an older and more experienced audience. I'm also just keen to connect with some funny people and discuss passions with passionate people. Thanks for reading and look forward to getting to know you.