My name is Patrick, I'm seventeen years old, and I'm here because I love to write! I first realised I wanted to be a writer when I was about six. I decided to write a semi-autobiographical "book" about a child who was similar to myself in every way, who wanted a dog. It was really just my way of hinting towards my parents how badly I wanted a dog. After that I was hooked, and when I read the Harry Potter series I was inspired. I started to write seriously at about eight years old and I decided that I would accept nothing other than being a writer in life. I've not had much luck with my writing yet, but all I can do is try my best, and hopefully flourish here on this wonderful website with writers from all over the world!