have been trying my hand at writing for about the last 6 months. have had a novel in my head for several years now, and lately it seems to have all together, and now only to get it on paper. was told in HS that I should write....did some sermon crafting for a few years. enjoy wordplay, nuance of meaning, and twisty phrasing. I write like I talk (and think)....many asides, voice overs, interjections....stuff that will irritate you. I enjoy the mastery of Irving, the sparse beauty of Cormac, the depth in Graham Greene, and these authors and others inform and influence my novel in progress. the books development is more fully revealed in Facebook under the title "A Dog A Pig and a Monkey". will probably post the first passage of said book, here, immediately....so look for it. It's OK if you hate it. Am middle aged, and am finally blossoming! Ha!