Hi, I'm a newbie to fiction and to writing for mainstream audiences. I'd like to remain anonymous because I'll be writing on controversial subjects. Besides fiction, I'm thinking true stories, with names changed to protect... well, me mostly. I've been published in specialty journals on technical subjects. I don't know if that counts. I'm here looking for any insights into how to write and get published. I'm thinking fantasy and SF with a very dark sense of humor. As for the true stories, whenever I tell people about some of my life experiences, the more sheltered ones freak out a little. I'll answer to Herbert.