Hi there, guys and gals! Stumbled upon this forum as I was brainstorming with a friend, and realized I might like even more like-minded people to potentially review my work and help me improve. I'm an 18 year old guy who just happens to love writing, it being one of the few things that really makes me feel content. What prompted this love of writing, I have no idea... As a child, I absolutely hated having to write anything remotely fictional or otherwise, and would avoid it like the plague. Somehow, that turned into a growing love for writing as I realized I actually had some measure of talent for it (although I will let you guys decide that, eventually). I'm still very much a newbie at writing though, having no illusions of being able to create a novel just yet. What keeps me going right now is writing fantasy short-stories, while trying to avoid oft-used clichés. I hope that in joining this forum, and participating in the various threads here, I'll grow to become a writer worthy of being published somewhere along the roads. Again, hello everyone!