Hello everyone, Not sure where to start, but over the years I've had tons of book ideas running around in my head. I've never really pursued those ideas; always blaming my work and school for not having time to write, but recent life changes have made me change my mind. So I started searching online for techniques on writing and starting a book and I came across this site. I do not have much writing experience except for a few short lived blogs which I just lost interest in, but I know for a fact that I am ten times better at expressing myself through written words than verbal communication. Writing a book has been a dream of mine that I had been hoping to achieve for some time, and I already have a solid idea that I'm writing an outline for currently. However, my main concern is if I should jump right in and try to write this book or maybe try my hand at some short stories and practice my writing first. Anyway, I can tend to drone on sometimes when I write so best I save any more discussion for another thread. Just wanted to say hi and I have high hopes that this forum will help push me in the right direction.