Howdy, Thiis is my profile, so I guess I should tell you something about me! I've been writing and dreaming (let's be honest, they are one and the same!) for a long time - the other day I found poems and stroies scrawled in old notebooks in the hand of a 5 year-old. That was certainly a trip down memory lane! The stuff I write now is somewhat different - it has developed, fortunately, from bad limmericks! I do write mainly poetry - for me, it is only in poetry you can really get to the heart of an emotional issue. I decided this after giving up on my epic fantasy novel about these children who save the world - I had been writing for three years and basically grew out of the story! One day I will return to it and draft it as a children's series. I've also completed a stage play, and am in the process of co-writing a script for television. I will not publish either of these on here I'm afraid, since writing is a rough buisness and I am looking to be commissioned for bith these scripts - don't want anyone nicking these good ideas! My writing focusses much on the emotional needs and problems of individuals. I love working with taboo subjects such as incest and murder, whcih has led some of my friends to question my mental wellbeing! The poetry especially contains many religious symbols, and a piece often has two or more levels to it. The symbols are not because I am particularly religious, but symbolic would be a good term. I am interested in psychology and philosophy, and have been a study of comparative religion which explains the emphasis. Generally though, I don't write to confuse or alienate people. There are multiple levels, but these levels for me are not necessary for a reader. When I ask people to read my work, their reaction is what the piece is about. Often, interpretation of a text emerge that I had been unaware of, and I find it profoundly interesting in this respect. Unfortunately, over time, my writing obsession has dwindled a bit. In my house saying "I'm working" whilst whipping off a sonnet doesn't really wash, which is why I joined this site. So if anyone has any ideas on how to get me back into my secret life where I can develop my work, I would be much obliged to you! I'm also new to this site, so not entirely sure what it is all about!