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Hello Everyone! I am new to your community.
As yet I am not a writer; however I am in the process of starting! I have always been pulled to this for years, and I have never understood why. Then, last year, I suffered clinical depression which I am still recovering from today. It was then, that I wanted to write about what had happened to me and turn it into something. But I now seem to have more ideas then I know what to do with.
I have been having very vivid dreams, and most of my plots/ideas are coming from those dreams. I am more into the Horror / Thriller genre so that is the setting I will use.
I just wanted to know; when you all first started and penned your first peace (knowing it wouldn’t be your best), did you select the idea you wanted to use carefully? Meaning, you knew your idea was a good one but didn’t want to waste it on a first time attempt. Or did you rewrite it?
It’s difficult because I have all these ideas and I don’t know if they are separate plots or could fit into one big plot. Ideally I want to Screenwrite and write a script.
Also if I could add...
What do you guys do when describing locations that you have never been too? I am based in the UK and if I wanted to locate my characters in the USA, I want to make sure that I am writing accurately.
This applies to naming your characters as well. Do you guys obsess about using full names that have not been taken or do you just use first names? Ideally I would like a full name for my characters for a more complete profile. But I don’t want the worry of taking somebodies name and making them some psychopath!
Thanks in advance, any dvice would great.