Greetings, I am Muboto and I am a general in the Nigerian Army... LOL! Sorry, sorry, I couldn't resist! Anyhoo, hello everyone! I've finally decided to take the plunge and see if my overactive imagination and effervessing verbal style can be forced out of my forehead and onto the page. I'm a huge bookworm *imagines being a giant worm that eats books*, an RPer, and heavily into SciFi and Fantasy works. I've written a couple of things but never with any real drive, so an odd short story, a home brew scenario for an RPG or two, the odd poem, but that's it. I've started to put in some real effort in writing short stories, doing writing exercises and the like; even giving myself a word count per day to hit, though I don't beat myself up about it too much if I miss. I also took the plunge and got some friends together as a sort of writer's critique panel, and so far the feedback has been fairly positive though the work I've done so far is really to improve my skills rather than at any level I'd consider publishable. With that in mind I wanted to find some likeminded people to help me get better at what I do, so I've started listening to a couple of podcasts, I should be writing and writing excuses to be exact, and I came here. Well, that's me in a nutshell *Imagines being trapped in a giant walnut shell. "Help! Get me out of this thing!"*, well actually it's the literary me, it doesn't cover my love of all things Disney, the fact I'm in a crappy dead end job, etc. but it covers the important stuff. Hope to hear your welcomes and warnings not to break the forums rules soon!