I'm brand new to the site, and wanted to say hi to everyone. My name is Ryan. I'm 34 years old, soon to be married with two children, and live in the Salt Lake City, UT area. I've been attempting to write fantasy since I was 18. I've been working, on and off, with the same story since then. It hasn't gotten very far, as I have scrapped it and started over many times. Each time, hopefully, it gets a little better. This most recent restart, I am looking for a community where I can get some good (non-family) feedback.
My favorite fantasy authors are George R.R. Martin (long before the HBO series), Terry Brooks, Robert Jordan, and Tolkien. I also love futuristic sci-fi, but haven't ventured into that realm for writing yet. Brooks was my original writing inspiration when I was younger, but I noticed my writing get slightly darker and more brutal as I read Martin over the span of a couple years.
I hope to post some small bits of work to start with, very soon. I look forward to interacting with you guys. Cheers.