I'm now 28 years old, almost 29, and have finished writing my novel! It's with an editor, who is taking forever to edit it, but I can't complain as the editing job is free. I'm getting much better in my writing and I'm very happy about that. The best thing I can suggest is to read and study the style of writing you wish to write like. My main area is Young Adult Light Fantasy stories with a female Heroine. My favorite Authors: Robin Mckinley, Tamora Pierce, and Anne McCaffery. I enjoy Anne Rice, but do not want to write in her style. The majority of the stuff on this site is just fluff, that I am not so worried about being stolen. Yes I'm parinoid but the idea of having my writing stolen is like having my heart ripped out. So I don't risk it.