Hi everyone. I just realized that I ought to introduce myself. ...drawing a blank... How can I get writer's block on such a simple topic?? I am a small-potatoes writer that has a few little things published and a couple items that, to me, are of useful value. I grew up reading sci-fi, but now it's almost completely nonfiction. I think it's great just to be around people who read and write books. At one time I used to review manuscripts and do a little editing for a small-potatoes publisher. I owe a lot of my evolving skill to my having seen how poorly some manuscripts are written (including my own). My rule of thumb is that each year I look back over my work, and if I am not embarrassed at what I wrote, then I am not progressing. Apparently I'm still progressing. Much of what I have read was written in the early 20th century or before, so it is natural that my writing style contains a similar length of sentences and paragraphs as was commonly used in previous eras. To me, there is no such thing as a run-on sentence.