I'm pretty new too and also from Kent.
I wrote a lot when I was younger and then stopped - for a very, very long time. I have rediscovered my love for it (especially poetry), although I am completely ignorant of all the proper terminology and nuts and bolts behind it.
Luckily, the people on here are incredibly smart, talented and welcoming.
I hope you enjoy it here. Give me a shout if you need anything (although I'm still wading through it all myself).