Heeello there, I am new here but not new to writing. I've written since I was a teen and have always loved immersing myself into a world I have created. I used it, and still do, as a form of escapism but I also have aspirations of becoming a published author. I have never finished a story and that is due to the incessant, nagging self doubt that begins as soon as I start leaving words across my page. That and I'm quite fickle and jump from idea to idea regularly. Although I have been writing and reading for many years I never learned the 'technicalities,' of writing. This is one of the main reasons I joined this forum, I want to learn the "guidelines," if there are any. I've read so many articles that say what you should and shouldn't do, I personally do not like the idea of being reigned in, but I also see that there are good writers and bad writers, and I would like to be in the first category thank you very much! I want to write as often as I can and recieve feedback from fellow literary lovers as well as giving my own humble feedback on other peoples work. From this I want to perfect my art form. I believe I have some talent with words but I believe it needs to be finely tuned and I hope to do that here! I look forward to getting to know some of you, reading your work and receiving your feedback about my own. Lots of love!