Hi guys. As you can see, I'm new to the forum. Normally I'd take the time to do an introductory post and get to know you all a bit, but I wanted to get this off my chest while it's fresh in my mind. Firstly, a bit about me. I'm a 20 year old university student from the UK. I've been working for various companies doing contracted journalism (on competitive gaming) for the past few years, and I've always enjoyed it, despite not pursuing it as a career. Recently I've had minor aspirations of writing something a bit more creative, but I have no idea where to begin. I've not really got any experience in it, other than the obvious experiences everyone has (school work, essays, etc), and I'm struggling to find a coherent idea to write about. The thing is, I've got hundreds of things I want to write about. Things I've felt, experiences I've had, people I've met, places I've been to, but I have no idea how to work it all together into one grand piece. I don't want to write about a war, or a space mission, or a parallel universe, because none of that means anything to me. I want to write about things people can relate to in real life, things that mean something to normal people. I think the main reason I'm struggling is my aim with this. I don't want to write to get published, I don't even want to write for anyone's approval, I just want to write. I want to create a log of my perspective on the world. Logically, my best option would be a journal, but it's far too restrictive for me. If I see a film that inspires me to write about Vienna, I want to be able to write about Vienna. If I reminisce about a day at the beach as a child, I want to be able to write about it in the same story. I'm not really sure what I'm asking for here, or what kind of replies I'm expecting in all honesty. I'm basically looking for some general advice on the best way to approach something like this, and whether I'm doing it from the right angle so far (i.e. - I have the topics I'd like to cover, I just need a story to incorporate them). I'm sure there are thousands of people with way more experience in the field than me, so if anyone could give me even a sliver of advice it would be hugely appreciated. Thanks.