I'm a brand new member of this community, but I'm very happy to be a part of it. I feel I should probably elaborate on why I'm here. Around a year and a half ago, I had sudden inspiration for a fantasy story. I really honed in on this idea, developing some pretty interesting characters alongside a surreal premise. But immediately had a severe problem...I didn't have an actual plot. I kept trying to write by the seat of my pants, but there didn't seem to be any structure to my novel. Thus the story couldn't work no matter how many times I tried, and I've tried several times.( Sorry if this sounds like an " Oh, woe is me " kind of thing ) So recently I decided I was going to do it with an outline. Yet as I'm working on this outline, I still have conflictions that prevent me from devising a coherrent plot. My story does have a definitive beginning, but a bit of a rocky middle and a non existent ending. So I am really hoping this forum can provide me with the means to help with my writing issues. I really want to tell this story for some reason and I could use all the help I can get.