Hey guys! My name is John and I'm a normal joe who works a pretty normal job. However, I have this idea for a story percolating in my head for sometime (about 5 years). So I have decided to do a brain dump and write it out. I would like to write it well though, which is why I create this account! I'm looking forward to meeting a lot of you and I also look forward to critiquing some of your work as well. I'm not suggesting I'm a self proclaimed literary genius, but I figure a average joe review doesn't hurt right? So to be more efficient, I wanted to include in my introduction some questions. I have a general plot in mind, but I'm in the process of developing the environment for the book. It's a science fiction book set in the future. I have conjured up 8 unique races and am beginning to develop their unique characteristics. In the general populations experience, is it good to develop the environment in minute detail? When you do so, does it make writing certain scenes/chapters easier? Thanks guys!