Hey All!..I am new to this forum and I am already loving it. I have a novel I am writing and am quite proud of the synopsis I came up for it. I already have the characters and an idea of what they should look and act like. I am kind of afraid to share my story idea due to theft. But maybe my idea is sooooo out there people won't want to copy it. All I will say is that it takes place in the world of the Mafia. My big question is what I need to lay out as a ground floor for the beginning of my book, or what idea's people jot down on paper to get an idea of where it should go. Any advice at all would be great!