Right now, I'm reading "The 12 Key Pillars of Novel Construction" By CS Lakin. Just in the first chapter, I've found a couple of points she makes, that I clearly needed to work on. My question to the membership is do you find books of this sort helpful? I'm pretty new to fiction writing, though I've had a blog for years and have written some short stories in the past, do other people need this sort of help, or am I just SO new that I need the obvious stuff pointed out to me? I think I've got a lot of work ahead of me before I can start writing.