The land that is, not the person. I'm a software developer who wants to do something else. Something different. I have a few ideas, one of which is a simple movie. From that movie premise a trilogy of novels came into being, and that's where my complete inexperience with writing novels finds me now. Lots of research is going on - I am very appreciative of the Internet and the breadth and if I want it - depth of material available. I have written poems in the past but never a novel. Would like to get an idea of how to do it properly before I start, as I like a plan and prefer sticking to it. Looking to participate, perhaps connect with a few other writers and learn as much as I can. If there are some smaller competitions where I can stretch my writing skills or improve my vocabulary, I think that would be awesome. I look forward to making your virtual acquaintance.