I don't post much here but I'm trying to get myself back in the swing of writing and I thought I may as well check this forum out a bit again.
One problem I have noticed quite a lot when I've been writing is that I have trouble fleshing my chapters out. For example, excluding dialogue, they tend to just be action. I.e. This Happens -> That Happens -> This Happens -> End of chapter. Which means my chapters are often quite short (<= 10 pages). Whereas pretty much every book I've read generally manages to expand a lot more and go a lot more in-depth, often spending 10-20 pages on a relatively minor aspect, but somehow still making it seem all relevant and necessary to the plot.
I also find dialogue very challenging to write, as I am a very introverted person and hardly ever do much talking, so it's very difficult to come up with conversations people might have, since conversations are an oddity to me usually and I tend to end up saying the wrong thing.
So a couple of quite general issues there, but I was wondering if anyone had any tips or views on how I could go about improving in these areas?