Before I can write a book, I need to figure out how to actually write.
I'm reading a few great memoirs including Angela's Ashes and I just realized after several decades of writing that I'm not fully utilizing (and to be honest, did not really know all the ways) to correctly use a colon.
One of the things that suprised me is that you can start the connecting sentence after the colon with a lower case letter. I thought you always had to capitalize that first letter after the colon. But reading these great writers and doing some research I realize now that my understanding was incorrect. Although some writing manuals say that you should always capitalize the connecting sentence, there are equally legitimate other authorities that say you don't have to do it (unless it is a quotation or more than one sentence).
So there you have it, I'm still learning how to write sentences.
Boy, this is going to be a long journey! :)