Hiya everyone, I am new here and I have joined because I am in desperate need of some help and advice with my writing. I don't want this to be a long first post, so in a nutshell: I am 27 years old and I have wanted to be a writer since I was 8. I write things in my mind all day, constantly imaging things and characters and stories. (I LOVE my characters, and the stories I have in my mind excite me beyond words) I have one huge problem though, when it comes to actually putting pen to paper - everything disappears from my mind, like an etch-a-sketch my mind just shakes itself clean and I have nothing to work with. Everything dies the moment I try to put it down, it is so frustrating and leaves me with an enormous sense of self doubt. I feel like I need to take tiny baby steps into this because I feel so overwhelmed, I don't know how to start. I have never completed any writing work, not even so much as a short story has been completed in the 19 years I have wanted to be a writer - but I want to so much that the idea of not being a writer makes me emotional. I have never been to any kind of writing class and I can't go to one. I have Tourettes Syndrome and that makes it very difficult for me to be in those kind of enviroments. So it's just me, trying to find a way but failing miserably. So any advice here would be great, don't be afraid to be brutally honest. Thank you everyone.