Welcome to the site Magcaster:)
Advice for first timers,learn your basics and practice them.
Meditation,grounding,centering,visualization, chakras, energy flow and manipulation,moon phases,days,colors,elements,circle casting,spell casting and understanding the structure of doing so.
Google is your friend so be prepared for lots of reading and research this way you can gain knowledge and understanding,ask questions about things you are unsure of ectra.
Another thing i would say is not to claim to be anything other than human this does not go down well with serious practioners and will result in you being labled a roleplayer.