Hello there, I’m Martin. Found this forum after Googling around for writing tips, so thought I’d sign up. I enjoy writing and have a couple of WIP novels that I started many years ago that will probably never see the light of day, but working on them has definitely helped improve my writing ability so I guess nothing is ever wasted! My recent academic pieces have been highly commended, but I am trying to get back into writing fiction in my (limited) spare time. - Maybe I'll even finish something one day! I read mostly historic fiction (and non-fiction), but also like fantasy, sci-fi and satire. I like writing alternate history and fantasy, and love the world-building aspect. I also dabble in poetry with themes of duality / twin-phenomena. Very nervous about sharing my stuff... I’m sure that’s normal. Hope to get some good advice here and put myself up for critique in the near future!