I am a 52 year old over the road truck driver who has rediscovered writing. Two things brought me back, the first was a quote praising the use of a fountain pen over a ball point, the second was my ten year old daughter. She wrote a story "Indian Call, Mr. Salsa and the Robot Horse." Her teacher was so impressed with her story and other papers it prompted her to suggest my daughter think of a career as a writer. I have never been able to be as creative with a word processor as writing by hand. However, I tend to grip and press so hard when I write it becomes painful so I set it aside. The quote about the fountain pen was from one of the Google gadgets that puts a daily literary quote on your homepage. I still can't afford a good quality pen, but I started with the Pilot Varsity. It is an inexpensive disposable fountain pen and a good writer. What I like is that it trains you to have a light touch. The result has been I have fallen in love with writing all over again. When I was in high school I kept a journal and did a bit of creative writing. I have gone back to both. I find that I now have something to say. Gaining a lot of life experience can do that for a person. I have been a portrait photographer, pastor, truck driver, director of a christian children's ministry, teacher, student, janitor and even a paper boy. I have been married for twenty years and have one daughter. It will be interesting to see where my writing takes me.