I am Jon, I am 25, and I am currently writing a fantasy novel, in addition to writing screenplays. I have no doubt I have an unusual writing style which many people here will disagree with; I tend to just start writing and see where it leads, coming up with characters and plots on the fly, in addition to plotting stuff out in my head when I'm trying to get to sleep. It's worked fairly well for me on the two screenplays I've written, and it's working pretty well for my book too (I'm currently about 140 pages in, but I know exactly where I want to go). I'm sure most people would advise against that, but it works for me, so I'm going to see how it goes. I will probably end up regretting it later, but I did start making notes of all the characters and locations I've introduced, which helps a lot Edit: Also, I'm 26 now. It was my birthday last week and I've not gotten used to writing it yet!