Hey everybody. First off, let me thank the site for allowing me to join this forum and the community for welcoming me. I post my stories on Facebook, but it is crazy hard to get my friends and family to actually read something. And the ones who do read my stuff will just say its good and not want to discuss it. Don't get me wrong, I do appreciate them reading it and they do seem to like it, but I want pointers. I want the opinion of someone who will be brutally honest because they don't know me. Have you seen the remake of Death at a Funeral? You know how Chris Rock's character didn't want anyone to read his book? That's not me. Story telling has been a passion of mine for a long time now. Whether being told or doing the telling, the realm of fiction has always fascinated me. High school was when I really started trying to write. Also when I realized that it was harder than it seemed. I wrote a few stories, but stopped after I graduated. Last year I finally buckled down and wrote a story. Over the past eight years, I started a lot of things, but they all tapered off. I still have the notebooks with all my thoughts, so I could, and want to, continue them, but I have a few goals with my writing. I have a story that I would ultimately like to put out. Honestly, I would rather it be a comic, but I will settle for a series of four novels instead (the estimated length in my mind). I'm slowly working towards that, as the story won't be confined to those four novels. Some of the short stories I'm writing (including one of the ones I'll be posting soon) are related to that story. And I have about three chapters of the first book as well as a dozen notebooks of note s and thoughts. My inspirations come from a variety of places. All the books, movies, video games, and cartoons I've experienced contribute to my imagination. Most importantly, of course, life inspires me. I always have ideas rattling around my head, and my day to day happenings contribute to that. I hope you guys enjoy what I have to show you, and I hope to give/receive good advise.