My writing is changing a lot as I go. My best friend from school since we were 11 is a pro editor in the non-fiction scene and is on board as my proof-editor. He's a dick. He cares nothing for insulting me so his advice has been harsh, critical and brutally honest. Without a doubt, he has been the most useful driving force in getting my work to the quality it is today. I'm lucky to have been able to work with him. Conventions are a non-starter for me. I'm in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. I rode here by motorcycle from London (I also write motorcycle non-fiction) and the scene is a bit crap. I've met a lot of writers here but most are terrible. The one good one I met was really very good but was also a heroin addict. I'm trying to help him straighten out. I'll be honest, I don't believe in forums. For the most part they just leave me feeling angry. But I write constantly, teach English and regularly run analysis into narrative structure so I'm no stranger to that side of it. I've had three contracts sent to me in the last two weeks but my business-dude advised against signing after investigating the companies. I'm going ahead with the bike one anyway, just to get the name out there. I'm no stranger to graft but instead of forums, I prefer to read and study the form and structure. Thanks for the reply. Maybe I could send you something?