Hi all, I wondered if anyone had faced similar and had any advice. I've wanted to write novels all my life, and from childhood (starting around 8 years old even) through college I started several novels, but I wasn't serious enough about it so never completed one. Now I am more serious and would like to give it another try. I'm sure up to this point the story belongs to many here. But the challenge I feel like I face every time I sit down at the computer is defaulting to technical writing. I've had to do technical writing as a part of my job for the past decade, and I feel like I've lost the ability to put creativity into my writing. It tends to be very concise, fact-driven, overly-logical, straight to the point, following precise formats prescribed by my job. Great for sharing information, but doesn't work in storytelling. I am bored reading my own stories, lol. Does anyone have any advice for re-finding that creativity and breaking out of a decade long habit of technical rule-based writing?