Four major cities later, I've landed in Los Angeles. I'm a writer who doesn't know fancy grammatical things. Sometimes people use big words and I don't know what they mean. I get made fun of for bad spelling. I use run-on sentences sparingly because it just works. My philosophy of writing is know the rules so you know which ones you can break. But I don't follow my own rule. (See, I broke it). I wrote my first manuscript because I wanted to find out what happened to my characters. I've had the same motivation for all my other stories.