"How does one become a butterfly?" she asked pensively. "You must want to fly so much, that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar." -Trina Paulus Hello real/imaginary viewers! School is finally done, and I now find myself with a plethora of time to devote to writing. There are two main ways I would like to use Protagonize: 1. Provide critiques. If you have something you would like critiqued, please send it to me! I would love to critique your writing! I find that going through someone else's work and providing edits/advice helps me to view my own work more objectively. By conversing with other writers about my edits, what they agree with or don't agree with, also brings my own editing and writing skill into perspective. I like giving fairly detailed and long critiques, so if there is something you would really like combed over, let me know! 2. Practice. This one sounds obvious, but one main reason I joined Protagonize was to force me to practice my writing outside of my personal writing projects, allowing me to expand and grow my skill. This means I will mostly be uploading writing exercises, however, I am very interested in participating in collaborations as well. If you have a collaboration that's been slow taking off or you would just like me to add to it, let me know! Now, although I do have much more free time on my hands, I regret to say that I will not be spending the majority of it on Protagonize. As I mentioned before, I have my own writing projects that I am devoting my time to, and I want to use Protagonize as a tool to grow as a writer, but I do not want it to become my main writing project. I will try to post as often as I can, and get back to any inquiries as quickly as possible!