Hey everyone.. Just thought I'd sign up, exactly the kind of place I've been looking for. My names Joe (Many people call me Joey.. hence the name) and I'm an 18 year old student from Bristol, England. I've always had an interest in writing, whether it's posting on the various forums I visit, writing reviews on various things or just simply talking with someone.. over the past year I've really started reading alot of books, so far mostly fantasy, and I'm really beginning to develop an understanding about the genre and the concept of a novel in general. So I decided hey, why not write my own novel.. and that's what I'm doing. It's very early days, and so far I've only written half of a chapter, but I have a very clear picture of the plot I want to develop and an even clearer picture of the characters I want to drive the plot.. so I guess that's always a good sign. So yeah, I'll be sure to stick around and try to develop more of an understanding, and at some point I may even consider sharing my work, but it's still early days, I don't know how good (or bad..) it is yet.