A lot of people come to writing from other professions -- and people who
come to writing fiction usually have day-job writing experience, even if
it is only business letters and memos.

Writing fiction is different.

In the Newbie Corner, I'll be sharing my experience transitioning from a
40-plus year career of technical business writing to being a published
author. Over the next few months, I'll post pieces you can use on:
Transition to fiction from business and technical writing
Planning to be productive as a writer / author
A method for getting from plan to published
Metrics for measuring how you are doing
Tools for tracking your time
Tools for tracking your submissions
The Newbie Blog -- Encouragement and tips for aspiring authors.
Newbie Corner