I'm happy to have found this corner of the internet. I just started writing my first novel and have all kinds of difficulties. There's plenty of self-help pages out there with lots of suggestions (pronouns are a sin, kill your darlings, etc.). but I really needed a place with people in it. Less text, more talk. I've got lots of questions. Having zero experience in all this, I'm not sure I can help anyone else much, but I'm happy to give it a try.