I think I have an extraordinary grip on action scenes and characterization. I'd say that comes natural to me. I seem to fail when it comes to the more important parts of the story which is connecting these scenes and explaining the reasons behind them. Also, I suck at simply describing an environment outside of combat or conflict. It's not like I have to take up architecture and design to continue writing, it's just I needed a bit of help so I figured I'd start trying to transcribe what I saw around me. Every once in a while, when I'm in a place and I have the time (I always have a pen and paper on me) I'll try to describe my environment as best as possible in words. Try to order everything to where it provides a coherent picture of what I'm seeing in my head to the person reading my words. I think that's where I fail. I have the picture in my head, it's just hard to put it into words sometimes. Just thought I'd share that if anyone else might have been having the same problems. In the beginning it's awkward and you just want to escape the frustration or awkwardness of it, but soon you get a process or rhythm going and you find yourself being able to instinctively dress down what you're seeing in words. You might do a little research to know a little more about things you pretty much need the correct term to describe (and if you're anything like me, you might like the research more than the writing), but overall it felt like a small self-imposed class that I improved on because I dedicated myself to it...for the most part That's all. Good writing, everyone.