Forgive me if there are any topics that cover this question already, but I tried searching for them and didn't come up with anything. However, it was really difficult to know which key words to include! Anyway, I've read a couple of the topics started by those starting out their novel, which is what I am doing as well, and one in particular that caught my attention was one that asked how to start your novel. Some of the replies included finding main conflicts/events/plot points within it, figuring those out and writing the important scenes dealing with that. That's something I've never been able to do. When I write, and I've written a lot (though mostly fanfiction, as embarrassing as that is to admit sometimes, and not much original stuff) but throughout whatever I write, I feel like I must write from the opening of the book to the end. I can't skip around. I know that's some people's way to write, but it's not mine. Should it be though? How do you ignore the almost need to write scenes in proper chronological order, if you do? Sometimes it gets on my nerves, the way I write, because there are more exciting things I could be writing about, but I just can't seem to get myself to jump and write those scenes! Any tips?