We got any of these in the house? I was reading the ElderWatsonDiggs thread and I was wondering if there were other people with similar aspirations. I want to be a fiction writer primarily, but I enjoy writing in general. If anybody's into that stuff, post a general summary of what you're writing about. Pitch it here. Even post what you've written so that others can critique, if you're brave. I just wrote the 110th page of my first novel tonight 26,129 words and counting. At least 350 more pages to go It's fantasy, in the vein of Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, etc. Total fantasy world. But one of the things I've noticed about old school and contemporary fantasy is that the authors always incorporate Europeanish themes and such. Even George RR Martin, creator of Game of Thrones, writes using medieval Europe as his inspiration. Mostly white folks, too. (nothing wrong with that in of itself ) My **** takes place in a glaringly obvious fantastical re-imagining of America. So, American themes, American culture, American language, American issues. RACE, religion, xenophobia, fundamentalism. All of that good old stuff that the rest of the world hates us for. This doesn't take place in America, but it was inspired by America, the same way Westeros in Game of thrones is inspired by maybe medieval Europe. As a result, the language used isn't all YOU SHALL NOT PASS. It's much more slack--very "accessible", lol. What are you writing about, if anything?