My name is Louis, though I go as readily by my 2nd Richard or Rich [I wish]. I'm 20, male obviously. The 2nd youngest of seven children... yep big family. My mother comes from a big family - I mean 11 siblings, big. I'd say it's the "farmer" blood but a school friend is from a farming family and there's only ever been maybe three kids. Like old pops I will go prematurely grey - otherwise someone has dyed this ridiculous strip of white into my hair when I was asleep. Like pops I have a rather artistic mindset - I can study with the best of them, however, I'd much rather be in the backwoods drawing or sketching something. Or "tormenting" Joey - Joey is a working type neapolitan mastiff [so he doesn't have the heavily folded skin] that we got from the pound roughly 2 years ago. Big brute with a puppy's mind - he's 5, he still thinks he's 2 months old just tromps along with tongue lolling. ... Rambling. Anyways I joined the forums to get some tips on writing. I write quite easily but I've never been capable of finishing a book or novella, etc.