Hey there! After years of inactivity, I have once again picked up the metaphoric pen and begun to write. I have recently been forced into a position where I have all the time in the world to be creative. Music and writing have filled that time nicely. As most of you have experienced, I kept anything I wrote to myself feeling rather inadequate. I wrote a one page backliner and allowed my brother to read it. Both him and his wife commented on how well it was written. This began my first novel. I am here to learn and improve my ability, my vocabulary and my grammar. I can't spell to save my life (I blame Microsoft) and I especially have trouble with creating new ideas and characters. Any help from any of you fellow writers would be most appreciated. My name is Brad, and I hope to inspire at least one person through fiction.