Salutations from Calliope! I've been here for a very little while. I joined right in the middle of my exams and I've been busy since so I haven't been all that active. I'm just getting around to making a 'proper' introduction. I have been writing all my life. Nothing I have done is "professional", unless you count the school newspaper, since most of my work is for my own amusement and occasionally that of others. While I do enjoy writing my real passion is reading. I will read almost anything except for romance novels and teen fiction. So if you have any suggestions by all means PM me; I'm constantly running out of good books. Aside from these things I am an avid runner and swimmer and I play the violin and draw in my spare time. These are only a few of the many hobbies I have picked up however those are the bigger ones though and I do not want to going into an entire list. I get bored easily so I have made it a hobby to pick up random hobbies...moving on haha. I am a college student tackling a history major/psychology minor with plans to go into education and law. All that fancy stuff just means I'm going to teach for a few years before going off to study international business law. My biggest writing pet-peeve is when people fail to capitalize their "I"s. As much as I love poetry I have resigned myself to the fact that I will just never BE a poet and i'm okay with that. I love psychology and seeing what makes people tick so most of my writing reflects this in some way. My writing downfalls are Grammar and run-on sentences. I tend to write how I talk and I talk fast and often string many ideas together until it all just starts to blur together into a giant incoherent jumble. So if I'm not careful my sentences start to do the same thing. I am generally a very open person so if you ever have any questions regarding my work, or myself, feel free to talk to me. ~*~ Best wishes. Calliope.