Hello, my name is Donna. I've been writing off and on since I was 13 or 14. Short stories and poems. I am just kind of new at all of this because now I've become serious about my writing. I'm writing a novel of a romance, murder mystery, cookbook. There are a lot of things I need to know about, like grammar, spelling, punctuation and so on. I do like to write every now and then of animals. I have two dogs and a river slider turtle. I do include them in some of my stories, they are in my novel.