A good question actually. A little over a year ago, I decided write a little bit of fanfiction for no other reason than to improve the flow of my academic writing. Something happened however, and I have so thoroughly enjoyed writing, that I've now bought and read through a few different books concerning writing and editing, searched the internet over for tips and pointers, and have even come out of the fanfiction closet to my wife! I let her read the story I'm currently writing (a Harry Potter fanfiction) and she was mad at me for three days for making her cry. Other than that, here's a few small things about me. Favorite type of literature: Epic fiction, whether techno-thrillers like Tom Clancy, or fantastical worlds like Middle Earth or Narnia. I also enjoy historical fiction. Favorite type of literature to write: So far, I've only written fanfiction in the Harry Potter world. However, I have a A/U historical fiction and an epic fiction in a different world bouncing around in my head that I may get on paper someday (when I feel like my writing is good enough to express what is in my brain). Background American, grew up in the northwest, and been exposed to few different cultures, though not nearly as many as I would like to be. What I enjoy the most about writing: It's my world! All those daydreams, stories, and what-ifs I am forever playing out in my head, I can write on paper. Biggest stumbling block: A.D.D. I love it, I hate it. When it comes to proofreading, I despise it! Hope that gives you all a small look at who I am. BTW, if any of the moderators/staff are reading this post, I tried to start an account with E. C. Scrubb, but after 24 hours I still hadn't received an email (I admit, it was Sunday. I was just too anxious to get on the site - see biggest stumbling block!) Tonight I used a different email and changed my name slightly. Of course, then hitting upon the rules again, I realized just how much of a mistake that probably was, so I do apologize!