Hey, I suppose I'm here because I'm going through a mid-life crisis. Aren't we all? Thanks in advance for all the advice Cogito. I've read your post a few times already I am not new to forums or blogging. I'd like to explore creative writing though. Slowly of course I'm almost through my first short story. I'm really enjoying writing it. I haven't written anything creative like this since high school ... the late 70's. This writing business has me wanting to read more. As I write, I ask questions on how I should do things. Dialogue is one. I can't say I'm well read, but I enjoy well written fiction. I gravitate towards sci-fi but not exclusively. I've read the Dune series four times. I think I finally have it figured out O_0. Not! Looking forward to exploring both my mind and this site.