"“Every man has inside himself a parasitic being who is acting not at all to his advantage.” -WIlliam S. Burroughs" I have been writing for several years. Still I would hardly say that I am a writer. The reason, my writing career starts in a rant and ends in tin foil on my head preaching to ongoing traffic. I am an avid journal writer. I am also bipolar. Needless to say my journals can be quite interesting. Some entries are complete fiction, despite the fact that I thought I was recording a word for word realistic account or report. That said I am one of endless ideas and inspiration, I am also one who lacks structure, grammar, spelling. I think it understates me to say I am terrible with the latter, still I could use Improvement. Like most with mental illness I tend to rant. This is fine, as long as when I gain sanity, I revise and rewrite. As much raw data and inspiration my rants bring I still love the concise art of fiction writing. This is my purpose on Protagonist, to take my manic scribbles and practice (in public) the art and craft of writing. Right now I am most interested in micro-fiction and flash fiction and hard science fiction. Lately I'm writing sci-fi somewhere in between William S. Burroughs, Kurt Vonegut, Alastair Renyolds, Charles Stross, and Richard Morgan. My mind is a revolving door, so all of this is subject to change at any moment.