I'm Katie. I write to express, not impress. I'm 13 and in the 8th grade, so my writing is probably horrible compared to others on this website. My reason for joining this website it because I am in desperate need of what others think of my writing. I want criticism so I know what to improve on. I am in the midst of starting a novel. I've basically just been writing a few 5 page starters for a novel. I'm trying to find one that I would like to continue. So far I have three by myself, and one with a fellow classmate. Sometimes I write poetry, but not too often. I usually write poetry when I am having trouble thinking of new ideas for a novel. So I'm abviously new to this, and I'm guessing people can comment on this? I don't realy know. So heres two ideas for my novel. Tell me whatcha think, thanks .. 1. A girl pianist, who is now 17, went blind when she was around 6 years old. So everyday for 11 years, she has been blind. Except for in her dreams. She loves dreaming because she gets to see color, pattern, sunlight, and life. She absolutely loves it. She yearns to be able to see again, to be able to see her mother, a sunset, flowers, a beach, anything and everything. And her wish finally becomes true. She is given experimental surgery to make her be able to see again. And it works. The only bad part to it, is that now she's blind in her dreams. 2. (This is the one that I'm co-writing with my classmate) It's the year 4032, the world of science is thriving. Technology is more advanced than ever before. Enviromental problems are being fixed. The economy is finally becoming sane again. Wars are winding down, and peace is arriving. Everything seems to be coming together and making the world a perfect place. But not for long. And experiment in space gone wrong leaks a toxic goas that is attracted straight to the sun. And At first it seems to have no effect, but they soon realize that it has a major effect. But not in outer space. The effect is on earth. Now, the only time your safe is at night, because when your in sunlight and have a shadow, it now controls you. Shadows now control the people they come from. They're their weakest at high noon, when you have the least shadow, but the strogest at sunset and sunrise when your shadow is larger. The only way to keep sane is by staying the shade, but people aren't the only ones being effected. It's turning harmless fruits and vegtables poisonious. Any food grown outside by water and the sun, is now uneatable. So now there is also a worldwide famine. And the human race can't last forever sitting in the shade.