Greetings from Australia! I've never been very good at writing about myself but I always give my best. I'm a not-quite-20 year old hailing from one of the only places down under that regularly gets blanketed in snow. I live with my dear old dad and I have a loving, close relationship with my parents that is more like friends than family. I have two dogs, two cats, one chicken and 6 chicks, all of which are beyond cute and fiercely adored. I have a weird relationship with writing. Although it may be completely normal as I don't have anything to compare it to since I don't have any friends, family or acquaintances that fancy themselves as writers. I love ideas and have never been short of an idea for a story, book, film, game, animation. But as far as I can remember I have never liked writing and now I find myself in a unenviable state where I want nothing more than to write but I can find no joy in it. Throughout my life I have been told that I have a gift for writing that should be nurtured and I have always received top marks for anything writing-related and even had a few writing jobs. I say this not to inflate my ego or brag to you marvelous folk but to give you an idea of the problem I face. I have so many plots, settings, and characters that are fighting for mental standing room but I never feel the desire to write. I have tried to write using all the usual tricks such as carrying around a notebook for those strikes of inspiration, setting myself a timer and attempting to write like a mad woman for that time, but no words seem to want to flow onto the page. I would love your input on how, if you've ever faced a situation like this, you have or would overcome the dilemma I'm having of plenty of idea but a drought of words. I am drawn to writing because I feel storytelling is what I was born to do. All I have ever wanted to do is to tell stories in all their forms - books and writing, film and television, plays, theatre, music, and art. I fervently believe that stories are what define us as human beings and I can think of nothing more fulfilling than the creation of something that is capable or moving that very human heart, mind and soul to a multitude of different states. I think that's a pretty good introduction. I'm looking forward to meeting all of you and working with you to help solve your writing problems, help me solve my writing problems and maybe even collaborate on a project together.