I'm an amateur writer who left his writing muse for dead for years, until rediscovering it during NaNoWriMo 2011, where I managed to get a 50k word novel done in a month. Ever since then, I've been really engaged as a writer, making short stories and novels in my spare time and volunteering as a journalist on another website!
My favourite genre is Fantasy, but this stems from an overall love of the weird and wonderful. I write about modern times in short stories, but they always have something strange, unique or curious about them. I never like tying myself to normal tropes and clichés - in fact, one of my favourite writing styles is to lead the reader into a specific, predictable trope, then do a sudden 180 on the direction and leave the reader stunned. The norm bores me.
I've been looking for fellow writers to work with for a while, after terrorizing both my girlfriend and mother with draft after revision after redo. I am a big fan of cats, computers, chatting, and other fancy words that begin with C.
Ah,another Nano participant! You'll find a lot of us in these parts.
Sounds like you are working with a variety of lengths. I believe there will be a short story workshop before too long you might want to keep an eye out for. This is also a great place for other resources, including research. Just post a new thread! We love questions.