Hi, a newbie here. I thought I'd introduce myself to the forum as there is a section for it. I was recommended to 'get tarred and feathered' on another forum (nothing to do with writing) in order to get a better feel for what's wrong, so here I am. Please be 'gentle' with me I'm already, technically, a self-published author. However, the reception to my first two novels didn't go down well and I'm having to take my ego and stick a knife into it and twist. Having recently re-read my second novel I realized that my prose simply isn't good enough, so I'm currently doing some experimental reworking of a small part of its beginning to figure out what I do wrong and how I can fix it. As for reviewing others work I can't know if I'll be much help as, if my own writing is in as much trouble as I think it is, just how much help can I be? However, I will do my best to offer practical, constructive, objective opinion where I can.