Hellos wonderful people of this site! My name is Rodrian Stone (it be not me real name). I am new to posting on a writers forum, although, I am not new to RP forums I've been writing since i was 7, but as i have no formal training in writing, i don't think i am very good (I am not trying to be modest i promise). I'm not looking to be a famous writer, but it would be nice to have an agent someday in the not too distant future and make 500 for a 100,000 word novel (yeah even 500 dollars would make me feel like I've done something! wh00t!). I'm one of those hopeless types who dreams that even after i die, something of mine will make it onto paper and be read by a few people who will think it's decent. And i'm also one of those hopeless types on the flip side, who go into barnes and nobles, look on amazon and think *dear god i won't ever get published because there is already so much out there that is awesome. Why would anyone ever publish me?* So I've come here to burst out of my thin skin, in order to build a thicker one and ready myself for the task of sending works out into the world of the scary sea of books, papers, and the interweb of ebooks. Is there a really good place to start on these boards for a newbie like me? Where i won't say something idiotic to the pros and be scared away like a roach when the lights get turned on? thanks! and here's too learning more about the craft and art of writing.