Hello all, I am new to the forums but I have been reading for a little while. This seems like the right place to ask a question, so I will go ahead. Before I do, let me give you a little background info. My name is Barrie Rogers and I have been a keen writer for many years. I have done the usual poetry, short/long stories as well as a few mocked up screen plays. My real passion is computer but being told that it only rots the mind makes it difficult to see myself working in that environment. Over a year ago I started writing for a Xbox 360 website called 360Monster and have slowed picked up tips to improve my writing. I would like to do something to improve these skills but to also make this a paying job since it is currently just for fun and the experience. I know my writing still needs much work and it does tend to have its ups and Downs depending on the mood I am in. Any advice and criticisms are most welcome as this is the only way I will improve. You will find me on the main page under the Staff listings that will show some of my previous writings. So the question is as follows, based upon my current knowledge and also my desire to vastly improve my writing, what do you think is the next best step for me to take now?