Hey All!!!! Let me start this by saying thanks for welcoming me here to this wonderful forum!!! I have always loved to write, ever since I was a young girl. I was the one in the class that could pop out a 3000 word essay overnight easily, I never really have had any troubles finding the words I want to write. Unfortunately I never really had any training on the correct way to write, especially longer works like novellas or novels. I love to write but get very frustrated because I always have the creative juices going but get caught up on the outline of what I am writing. Here are my main questions- What is the correct way to write dialogue? Should there be a space between each line of dialogue? Is there really a rule from going from 1st person to going to 3rd person? Is there a certain word count for each chapter when it comes to Novels? Should chapters be indented? Each paragraph? I know its a lot of beginner questions, but I can never seem to find definite answers. I read places that a novel must have over 30 chapters, but I have read novels that have had less. I really want to know the correct way to write not just throwing words together on a page, which is what I really feel like is what I do now. For all you veterans out there any tricks or trips you can give me I welcome them! Thanks again!!