Hello everyone. I saw this forum a while back and thought it would be a great opportunity to learn more about writing. Anyhow, here's my problem.. I'm an artist, so the majority of what I've written has been within non-sensical comics, scripts for skits, and short stories, not enough to gain any real writing experience, and certainly not enough to learn how to write stories that are grounded in reality. Which is a problem, because over the last two years I've come up with a number of ideas and concepts that I feel could be developed into great stories, but I don't think I have the level of skill required to pull them off yet. I need to learn more about writing realistic dialogue, describing visuals in finer detail, and just in general I need to learn to write in such a way that flows well within the context of a novel. I'd go as far as to say that I need to start with the absolute basics of storytelling and structure. Any suggestions as to where I should start here? Or exercises that could help?