Hi everyone, I'm Dave Olden. Yes, that's my real last name. (Having that name was a lot more ironic when I was, like, three). (Hm, what else?....) I live on the Southern tip of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. My story aim, initially, was to write an epic film. I've wanted to make films since I was little, but there hasn't been much traction with that since. Besides, I have no resources, no money, no crew, and no desire to shoot cheap YouTube videos with my smart phone. "Honey, you wanna go see a movie?" "Sure! Any cheap YouTube videos shot in dank, white-walled cheap apartments showing in Imax 3D? " "Um, I'll check..." A screen story goes through steps I'm sure many you are familiar with. Outline, Treatment, First Draft, revisions, rewrites, polishes, page-one rewrites (which means 'starting again from scratch') and finally a submission/production draft. Since the treatment step is mostly prose, it didn't take long to realize, "Why not just go full-bore prose... and write it as a novel!" That novel, once complete, would become a foundation (though no Harry Seldon). Maybe adapt to other forms; excerpt it for short films or maybe a web series, or maybe a graphic novel that becomes a TV series. (There's precedent for that. AMC's The Walking Dead). And if it reads well enough, I could publish it. But all that is way future. My notes and writings are all over the place (a typical Creative), so, on Monday this week, I downloaded the 30 day free trial for Scrivener. Two days later, on Wednesday, I logged into the App Store and the <Purchase> button changed into the <$51.98> button. So here I am. Decided on writing a novel, Scrivener beside me, her arm around my waist. And now, I've joined up here, because I need other writers around. As C3PO famously said, "Shutting up now."