I joined today, hoping to pick up some writing skills from friends here as I go along. I have written a couple of novels in the past, like 5 and 6 years ago, but I personally didn't think too highly of them. I then took a career break after my daughter was born wanting to spend some quality time with her cos she's my only child. Now I really want to make up for all that lost time and get back on the writing game again, as it's what I really enjoy. My main problem is english was not my native language and I only learnt it during my teenage years, and now I want my novels to become international bestsellers! The other trouble I have is not knowing whether to pitch my writing in an American style or a British style. I'm too much of a movie addict but I only watch American hollywood films, yet I live in the UK and am exposed to posh English in my everyday existence... so here again I face another fine dilemma!