Well, I somehow felt the urge to write a novel, I've got ideas floating in my mind for half a year, and now I wnt to start writing than letting it pile up in my brain. However, I can't seem to find a good place for me to start. What do I mean? Basically, I want to put my writing in a forum and ask the members whether is the concept good or not. The base is Japanese, while the languange is English, that's why I can't put it in an Indonesian forum Also, indonesian forums (the large ones) are disorganized, it's kinda hard to tell where you should go to as a beginner, which confuses me a lot, as smaller communities got tidy forums, imagine GBATemp with ads everywhere instead of portals in the homepage, with things like NDS, PSP, Wii, and Off-topic as the only sub-forums, messy, too general, and is not newbie-friendly Why in English? Am I not an Indonesian? Easy, formal English, believe it or not, is used in normal life, around 85% of it, there might be dialects, but 85% of spoken English in normal life is formal English, that's why using English everywhere is as good as anywhere. However, in Indonesia, Indonesian is too formal and it hurts to keep speaking in it. It fels like you're too strange, too political, too formal, and is in upper-class society, where formality is needed to survive. An example in English would be this: in America and England, both nobles and commoners use the same word "No". However, in Indonesia, using "No" is too formal, we commoners prefer to use "Nah", even when we're talking to an expert or our parents (if you want a more precise example, the equivalent form for "No" is "tidak", and for "Nah", is "nggak") I hope to find a community like GBATemp for writers, with building critics, not trolls, but I can't seem to find any, I can only find communities that share infos about novels, not sharing their own writings Do any of you got a suggestion for me?