G'day from Australia
First let me clear up a couple of things. Yes, us Aussies do say 'G'day' to each other. And no, we don't walk on our heads.
I mention that last bit because in primary school my class was taught a song to correct the belief that Americans seem to have because we live 'down under', we walk upside down. The song went: "We walk on our feet in Australia/we walk with our feet on the ground/just cause we're down under/ you shouldn't make the blunder/ of thinking that we're upside down."
Of course, writers are too smart to fall for such a silly belief, right?
Now my one paragraph writing blurb. Since 1994, I've been a professional writer. I taught myself using The Writer and its competition, which I'm not sure I'm allowed to mention here. I've mainly written feature articles, but I've also blogged since before it was trendy, and written scripts, poetry and the odd short story.
The short stories themselves may not be odd, but the writer himself is. When I was 20, I had my first manic episode of bipolar disorder. I even took a break from writing for 5 years because I lost all faith in myself. But since 2009, I've been writing regular features and am also working on a memoir.
Thanks for letting me be a part of the community and I'll do my best to offer helpful insights.
Daniel G Taylor