Well, here's my story. I was laid off back in October and even with two degrees I've struggled to find work. Now I've decided to go back to school and focus on a technical degree. All my time at home put an idea in my head for a book so I started writing. Nothing really organized, just lots of thoughts that came together as the skeleton for a novel. I'm about a quarter way through and 30,000 words in and realizing that I'm struggling in two areas. Creating emotion and imagery. My characters seem more like cardboard cutouts than they do live people. And my world seems like a 1980's arcade game instead of the living organism it should be. So I'm here to learn from you. I want to bring my character to life. I want to make my world three dimensional. I read the show & tell article from the help section and this is what I would like to start mastering. In order to do so, I need to read from those that have mastered it. I need to hear how i can become better. I look forward to learning from this infinite forum of knowledge. Thank you in advance!