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I have been writing and reading for a good many years and I never get tired of either! Editing is another story however. I was born in Montreal and really appreciate the value that a good library brings to a city and its citizens. No matter how rich or poor a person is they can all enter into a place of like-minded souls and enjoy a literature rich atmosphere. Being able to communicate an idea or a story to another person is at the heart of why I enjoy writing. My main interest is fiction, however I also like to read journals and trade books, science and historical reads are also very high on my list of books too! The understanding of how things work has been important to me since I was a small child, and began to take apart some mechanical toy or even appliance. I just had to know how the thing worked afterall, and putting it back together in honesty, was not quite so important at the time. Thankfully this isn't as true as it used to be and I enjoy reassembling the stuff that I dismantle, occassionally. Writing a story, to me, is very much like a mechanical thing that needs to be dismantled before it can be reassembled. As writers, we have a craving to understand the nature of how things work, and this includes the intricacies of plot, narratives, and characters & creatures within our stories. By disassembling the stories of other writers, we become better at assembling our own worlds and the creations beneath our pens. I have been fortunate to have had the many interesting adventures and travels that I have to date, and each of these stories of my own can become the building blocks of fiction that is weaved within my mind. Every writer has a story that requires telling, if we are lucky, someone will want to read it!