here and onward

  love your structured teaching style.  stumbled upon it after flitting here and there and get nowhere fast.  but now i have a plan.  and i loving having a plan.  just as an aside, like lots of people, i'm not a super-gifted natural at anything but early on in life, i decided to become a writer.  didn't have the kind of inborn talent to make such a thing seem likely -- as my mum told me time and again -- but i started taking apart the sentences and paragraphs and entire books of writers i liked, to see how they did it.  eventually, the practice filtered into my brain and what came out of my fingers on the typewriter started to make more and more sense.  and i was able to find a writing job that fit.  in fact, if you've read the u.s. edition of rolling stone in the past 25 years, you've no doubt read my stuff.  and all it took to get there was a shit ton of hard work.  anyway, glad to be here.  thanks for making it possible!