So, let's start with some thoughts on why I write.
I've had stories in my head for as long as I can remember, most of which haven't gone anywhere - but some have hung around, bugging me until I told them. So, partly it's about maintaining my sanity!
I also flatter myself that my grammar and syntax are at least as good as the best authors' - and a darn sight better than most. So, I feel I need to share with the world what good writing is. Arrogant? Maybe, but it's meant as a simple statement of truth.
Storytelling is an art and the only way to improve one's art is to practice. And there are many, many ways to practice. Writing a blog for example! As long as I don't get too distracted by the blog to write any fiction :D