Hello Community, I am very new to the whole thing. I wrote poetry before, in a different language, and won a couple of awards when I was a teen. This is my first attempt in English, and this time to write a novel. I am using a Nom de Plume, my topics might be racy, at least to where I am from (Middle East), but I am going to write anyway. My novel starts with a character, a lovely one, and she is Syrian. She came to the U.S on a refugee visa. I was hoping to post my first chapter in the appropriate section, but I guess I do not have enough privileges. (I have posted the first chapter on my blog) I am very glad to join the forum. Thank you for this resource. Samra.