I originally came on these forums to get advice and help with writing down and idea I have had for over 10 years. I have gotten lots of help and advice and I have to say that one of the biggest things I have learned is that I have a lot to learn and I need to practice my writing before I tackle this big writing project. So I decided to try to write a short story maybe several short stories that all tied together and who all had to do with my main story. That was I could keep my mind on the same track while practicing my writing. But I am finding that I have having one of the same problems with my short story that I was having with my novel/main story. I am a believer in making out lines. I mean I had this idea in my head for over 10 years, during that time, it changed was added, had part taken away ect. When I started my out line, the story was nothing more than garbled, random events and thoughts in my mind. I have also created an outline for my short story as well just to give my self a direction to head into while I am writing. But I am having real problems filling in the spaces between the events. For instance, my out line of course starts at the beginning and then lists and talks about major events and actions in the story in order that they happen. I am having major problems getting my main character from the beginning to my first event. It doesn't matter if I am writing the short story or the main story I just have a hard time writing what happens in between the main events. I have tried to just let if flow out of me but when I go back and read it, it just sounds so forced like I am just trying to fill space. Another thing about my writing which I am not satisfied with is the way I write the environments. For instance, I read a short story awhile back by a member named DanishMike. It was amazing. Not only did I like the idea of the story but his writing just had such a flow to it. Without over using descriptions of his environment, he somehow managed to paint a perfect picture of the world his characters were in and was even able to describe emotions in the same way. It was like I was watching a movie in my head as I was reading his work. I must say that I haven't been pulled in by a work in that way in quit some time. That is the exact same effect I would like to have in my story but I just can't seem to even come close. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.