I thaught starting my introduction with a snappy whizz bang title would be the way to go. Well you can see how well that worked out for me. Sometimes simple messages are the easiest to hear, so this is me. The urge to write took hold of me about six years ago, my first foray was self published and more about proving I could write a good story, some say I did, those who said I couldnt, they have maintained a blissfull silence. So having made as many mistakes as humanly possible first time out the adventure begins again. However, I have learned where to put commas, and full stops, (Periods) for those on the wrong side of the pond. I know what a paragraph is and how it is formed, meaning my next endevour will be better recieved. I will also employ a good editor. My favourite reading is military fiction, detective/crime thrillers, and wine bottle lables. However most contempory military thrillers seem to be cut from the same stone. Ex navy seal ex SAS former Delta opperator or disgruntled former CIA or MI5. with an axe to grind against the world. With too many paragraphs of weapon descriptions copied and pasted from guns and ammo or tits and trigger monthly. There has to be something better, in my own humble opinion (insert your sarcasm here). Thinking long and hard with my best friend vin rouge, I now have a believable central character, with a military background. I also have three partly developed plot lines and having recently retired my time is my own to enjoy the writing experience. I am also looking forward to sharing my time exploring the Avenues and Alleyways of this forum. Regards Stephen.