Hello, nice to meet you. I'm Mal, a 23-year-old postgraduate from California. I have a particular interest in Ancient Roman affairs, most specifically the Julio-Claudians, and have recently spent my freetime dabbling with absurdism, Stoppard and Beckett, and the Bard himself. My areas of interest are vast and vary with the weather, however; "any way the wind blows..." My primary interest lies in fiction; like most here, I'd imagine, I hope to publish a novel in the somewhat near future. And, also like the majority here, I'd assume, I have frequent encounters with writer's block, dead-end syndrome, and other quirks of creative writing. Which is why I'm here, in the first place. To help and be helped. Hope to see you around.