Hi all, I registered here because it looks like a great place to get some advice on writing my first book. Let me give a bit of background on the proposed book. The book is based on personal experience. I was sent to prison for a computer hacking crime in 2012. I appeared in the global media, although I won't mention the actual crime, it's something that caused a lot of controversy. The whole experience for me was emotional. The time in prison was rough. I would like to capture the emotion in writing. I don't want to write the book from a first person perspective. I want to create a novel, a story, using my personal experience as a basis to create a great storyline. Whilst I was in prison I read a number of books on writing, although I seem to have forgotten much of what I've learnt because I wasn't in the position at the time to put what I was learning into practice. Would my personal experience of this nature be a great place to start for a book? Can anyone recommend any good books on writing a novel? I get a lot of inspiration from a number of authors, but my favorites are Jeffery Archer (not his prison diaries), Robert Rankin (for his style of writing, imagination and humor) and Lee Child (for how he creates suspense). I've read every book by these authors, and all three have inspired me to write. Having never written a book I don't know the first place to start. I know I need a plan and a plot for the story, but I'm unsure of where to start. Ideally I'd like to read a great book on writing. I would really appreciate it if anyone can suggest any ideas, or resources, that would be beneficial to me. Thank you.