What are the most common frustrations when you write? Is it writer's block, character development, etc? For me, I'm having some voice issues right now with my writing. When I was in high school, I took AP English Comp classes and was very much in tune with rhetorical devices, emotionally impactful writing w/out being cheesy and the like. In college, I've taken a lot of reporting/journalism classes and written some hard news stories for the local paper, so it's almost like my writer's voice is in that mode right now. Very factual, statement-of-information like in some scenes of my story. Not too bad, just not as gripping as I feel it ought to be. This is no biggie, it just requires some editing in certain places. Also, weaving in subplots in the right places is kind of a challenge. I've written lots of short stories and tried lots of novels, but this is the first one I have a solid outline for and plan to finish. I'm finding I need to add more characters, and I"m struggling with how to weave in their conflicts and tie them to the MC's. What kind of challenges are hardest for you when you plan a novel? What things come most naturally for you? I'm just curious what people have to say.