I stumbled upon this forum by chance and really liked what I saw. I was in the midst of writing my first book and felt I simply did not have the required tools to finish it. Primarily, I need to learn about life in 1930-1940 America, I just can't get our modern society out of my mind it seems. It's just too convenient! I'm currently writing a psychological vampire story mildly inspired by several works of vampire fiction including Shadow of the Vampire and the Shiki novel/manga, which focuses on the morality of killing to survive and the mental breakdown that follows an unending life. I worry I won't be able to make the story work. Writing is no problem, I adore writing, I can write all day. But sometimes I just wonder if I'm the only person who can really enjoy this story (as in, it's nothing but an escapist fantasy that appeals only to me). But I guess I really won't be able to tell until I make it! I wouldn't call myself a writer, but I would call myself an artist. Everything I do has to be executed perfectly without fault, so I have to be totally prepared before I start anything. Besides writing, I enjoy programming and spriting. I've never made a game with those two talents, but some day I might. I love writing, but I've never written an entire book before, merely short stories. Very personal ones, that I'm afraid I can't share here. I'm looking forward to finding all sorts of wonderful tips on constructing a good story here!