I'm new to creative writing and the first short story I ever wrote was for the contest here. (Please keep that in mind if you read it. LOL.) My background is in engineering/product mgmt and I've dabbled in technical writing. I'm an avid reader and have a strong interest in writing fictional stories for fun. Can anyone recommend a creative writing book that would be helpful? Also, is there a thread here that tells member's background/profession? I'm curious if most have a writing/English/language education. Thanks for your help!