I'm in the process of completing the outline for my first novel. The basic story has already been written up, and that's a huge leap into my future writing career. Though I haven't quite made it to this next step, I'm quite terrified by it since a lot of what I write terrifies me. I need to figure out how to write the story and fill in gaps and foreshadow and shit. The problem is I really, really haven't done anything really complicated, ever. If you've been following my writing career up to this point, you would concur that nothing that I've written has been interesting from a rhetoric stand point. I'd really like to get my hands dirty in this next project, so if anyone has a link to a tutorial, guide, or just a general encouragement to share, then I welcome you to post in this thread. The genre I'm dealing with is realism, post-modern philosophy. It deals with the subject of truth in a post-structural world. The main character grapples with theoretic truth and the practical while living in the mundane. Of course the story will hopefully be more fictitious and more interesting, but you may say this is a watered-down Joyce book topic. Any advice or guide is welcomed though. Please feel free to ask questions. I can not reveal anything of the plot -- since I'm rather private, but if anything develops, I'll let you guys know in the future.