I'm Incapable of Coming up With an Original Thought :(

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Posted by Amelia Ann (Millie) 8 months ago

Okay, I was just wondering if there was anyone else out there who struggles with righting fiction?!?!? I feel like I see all of your guy's stories and they are all so creative but I have a really hard time just pulling together a story like that. Most of my stories right now are either memoirs, of my thoughts on things, or a true story with the names changed. I don't know I just feel like I'm a better story teller/exaggerator than I am a story MAKER. I don't know how you guys do that! You are truly talented! I give my props to you. So I mean let me know if you feel the sames way and give me any tips on how to write some different stuff.

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    8 months ago Naomi Folettia replied:

    Amelia:
    I struggled with that, too. Like what the ISH is originality? Where can I get it? Everything I write has probably already been done :/

    That's when I realized that BECAUSE I write it it's original. BECAUSE I had these ideas raw from the inside of my head, it is original. Yeah so it's been done before but it would be different and original because I AM WRITING IT.

    Do you see that? Say someone has written about vampires and werewolves and you're like "OH NO! I can't write my story now it's not original because there's already one like it!" But that person who wrote it first is not you. You can put your own spin on it, something you might not even realize when you're writing. BECAUSE you are writing it, your story is STILL original. Someone would have to have the exact same brain, experience, and knowledge and likes and dislikes to write something that is the same as your story. You are original, your story is original.

    Even today I have to keep reminding myself about it despite the fact that I've been writing seriously for 7 plus years now.

    Also, practice makes perfect. Write, write, write, and write. Also read. Read, read, read.

    P.S.
    This is a great concern to add to my blog for writers and let others know they aren't the only ones struggling. Would you mind if I post part of it? I'll cite you :)

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