I admit, it's been years since I've wrote so much but I'm having a real hard time getting beyond the short story, poem mentality, to write a novel. Can anyone offer any tips, books, suggestions to help me bridge this gap? I don't think I have a problem with descriptive writing, but filling up the content is where I lack. For example... Tell me to write about a tree and I can write a great story about the tree. Ask me to write a novel, I get lost in the "forest." Thank you in advance, I hope that made sense.