Hey everybody. I want to start off by saying I have absolutely no experience writing novels and the like. The closest thing I had to story writing was back in the day I used to play a lot of Dungeons and Dragons and various roleplaying games, which required a "Dungeon Master" or a Storyteller of some sort. So I have a little experience in that department, but nothing of novel proportions. That being said, My name is Rob and I am very new to writing. I am 26 years old and I am a graphic design student. I am also in the military. I really want to write a novel...well actually a couple ideas come to mind. I have always wanted to write a fantasy novel and I also have another pretty neat idea for a story that I don't think has been done before. I am having a lot of trouble piecing together bits of the puzzle that make up the background for the setting of my story.. Like I said I have absolutely no experience with novel writing and so I know this will probably make it near impossible to complete, but I have determination and drive.. not to mention a very active imagination. I am not trying to write something that would be published and trying to make NYT best seller.. I just want to say I've written a few stories.. but where to start? I hope to meet some very intellectual people on this site and learn quite a bit about writing. Edit: Also.. Years ago when I did all this "storytelling" I read fantasy novel after fantasy novel.. Slaying an entire trilogy within a week. I used to read a LOT of books. I then stopped all of a sudden, and for years didnt pick up a book (unless required by a class) Until recently. My ex-wife got me hooked onto the Hunger Games. I started book 1 last week.. this week I bought a nook and an 1/4 of the way through the 3rd.. you could say I like it. I have also read Atlas Shrugged, and next will be the Ender's Game series.