"And we are the dreamers of dreams." Ode - Arthur William Edgar O'Shaughnessy Greetings and salutations! I am called Mura, although you may feel free to develop another nickname for me. I am a younger writer, in my early twenties, aspiring to one day be published. Technically, any time something is posted online it is self-published, but I will not count that if you don't. I prefer to write science fiction and fantasy, and seem more prone to longer stories than shorter ones. I hope to work on my short story writing ability, as I want to be published in Asimov's Science Fiction one day. I am an avid reader of science fiction and fantasy. I have a lot of writers I enjoy following, well over 100, so I will spare you even the short list. Currently, however, I am focusing my attention on reading books on writing. I feel I am learning a lot, and would love a chance to practice the knowledge I am pursuing. Prior to joining this website, I explored my writing by roleplaying on various community forums. I currently feel that roleplaying has, at least to an extent, offered me more than enough. I need to start focusing on actual stories, and plot development and on working on my own. This doesn't mean I will stop roleplaying, and in fact, I look forward to joining a roleplay or two on this website. I look forward to making friends, learning, and further exploring my writer's craft. .... Hi?