Hi! Just thought I'd pop in to say my "hellos", and introduce myself. I'm completely new to writing, but I've thought about doing it on and off for about 10 years and finally, yesterday, thought "What the hell!" ...and so here I am. I'm here hoping to get a good grounding in how to progress with the lots of little ideas I have, how to expand them into proper stories and hopefully develop my language a little further. At the moment I'm reading 'Selected Sherlock Holmes Stories' which was on sale cheap at Borders, and I've just finished Stephen Fry's 'Moab is my Washpot' and Christopher Brookmyer's 'All Fun and Games Until Somebody Loses an Eye'. I like crime fiction, vampire stories (lots of Anne Rice), autobiographies and books about travelling by motorcycle. Aside from reading I like riding my motorcycle, photography (I got one of my images published at the start of this year ), and astronomy. Well... I'm sure thats enough to bore you for now, so I will leave it at that. DHG.