Guess I feel a little odd about posting this. I'm happy to be a part of your site and I hope that I find it beneficial. I'm used to writing short-stories that are often told from a 1st person PoV looking back on an event or speaking about themselves or someone else on an emotional level. I've tried writing longer stories, but I need to fine tune things, especially with dialouge. With characters, I don't control the story, I base it off what I think the two would actually do based on the choices they have made. As I write the situations and the basic background on them, they lead the way from there and I give in the control of it all to the will of what I've created. I guess the best way of putting it would be that I live a life with one mask on all the time. I fake everything, my emotions, how I feel, what I'm thinking...Through writing I can put on paper what is inside of me. Who I am, who I wish I was, the good and the ugly can all come out with ink and paper. My goal is to become an author, just enough to support myself and live life the way I wish to. Money is main-stream and unfortunately you can't do anything without it. I don't know how you gain work as an author to be honest. I've been reading about here for awhile and I'll continue to do so. I've prepared a short story, and I'll post it soonish to see if people think I have any talent for it. Thank you for your time.