Hey there. Please call me Shivers, if you like. This is my first time joining a forum like this and I'm really excited to be doing so. I've craved to be a part of a writing community for a long time. I generally prefer writing fantasy fiction or poetry - I feel that's where I flourish best. But I'm always interested in dipping my spoon into other genres. After all, challenge is the best way to improve. I joined for a few reasons I suppose. For a long time I've really needed to speak with other writers. It's been really difficult for me to find friends or acquaintances who also write and could provide insight and constructive criticism when it comes to creating literary content. I've been working on a novel for quite a while now and I'm at the stage where I'm really in need of blunt, honest critiques. I mean, you can really only get so far pestering friends and family for feedback. I need critiques from people who actually care about literature and writing. So I'm thinking this'll be a great place for an aspiring novelist like me! I'm looking forward to speaking with some of you!