I've enjoyed reading fiction (I guess more specifically sci-fi) and my experiences have caused me to question whether I should try writing to exercise my personal creativity. However, when I begin to conjure up a plot line or character in my head I feel a bit disconnected. Also, casting conflict upon any made up characters feels wrong, even if I'm not that connected to them. I tend to like harmony above all else unless it's someone else creation, in which case I like conflict. Is writing less personal than reading? If not, when does one start to feel that they are connected to the plot and characters that are being created. Is it normal for a writer to dislike conflict or do most writers find enjoyment in creating it?