Hello my name is Joshua Thomas. I am 22 and have been writing as a hobby since I was 16 and have written many many short stories in that time. I have also written a book or two, never published because I always felt you should write a number of manuscripts before someone even attempt to do anything big with it. Right now I am working on something that I think has great potential, but only if I have the tools and the input to do it right.
I currently live in an arctic tundra that most people simply know as South Dakota. I have lived here for about a year and a half and have yet to get used to the cold, considering past states I have lived in were mainly Florida, California, and Nevada.
I have absolutely zero experience on forums, I tried to join a forum back in high school but I never fit in and everyone seemed passive aggressive to me or just plain rude. I am hoping to learn interpersonal skills on forums and also, hopefully, not only gain direction to where I want to go but also how to get there.
So anyways that should sum me up decently. I have bookmarked this page on my toolbar for further help and a reference point with certain obstacles that I may encounter.
Anyways I will look up the rules so I can be on a good foot when I post here and don't irritate any mods but I do have one question that I never understood, if I have a question do I re-post a question even if the search function brings me to a two year old question but I would like further info OR do I comment on a post that comes from years ago to hopefully get information. I have scoured the internet for answers pertaining to other things and I have seen the hostility someone gets when they put their input on an older post but then I see posts where the people are scolded for creating new posts that posts already existed for even though it did not specifically answered their question. I always personally saw it as counter-productive and never understood how people solved their problems that way.
Hopefully I get a warm welcome. I was referred here on yahoo when I was searching for a friendly group of people whose community revolved around writing. Alright any posts are greatly appreciated and thank you. Now I am officially done, I swear.