So, obviously I'm new to these forums, and somewhat new to writing in general. I've written a couple of short stories and have started to find my voice to the point where I feel I'm ready to start a full novel. Now, all the advice I've heard thus far is "write what you read", basically just make sure to stay in a genre that I enjoy. Now for me it's obvious that I LOVE speculative fiction, but from there I'm not sure... My two favorite sub-genre's from this is probably science-fiction and modern fantasy. As for the modern fantasy, I've never really had a setting I could enjoy.. And I feel that although I love it, I don't see myself writing more than a short story in it. Now I've had ideas in my head, letting them circulate and seeing if I still liked them with coming months and I did. Hurray. This fell into science-fiction, and I still like the setting, and even the beginnings of a story-line that I've started.. The problem is, I'm currently enrolled at an art school (not for writing, this is more of a side thing I wont go into it more) and my teacher was talking to the multitudes of video students about plot lines. He is an ex Bio major, and he said the worst thing that can be done is putting in something unplausable. This scares me, because I don't want to be that idiot who writes about the iron boned aliens that gets made fun of by people for a while. Am I just syking myself out? Or what.. But either way I feel like I'm not... Qualified enough? At least to be writing science fiction. Meh.. Anyone that can calm me down would be a god-send.. BTW, sorry if this is in the wrong forum. I think it was, I looked around for a bit and decided this was probably the best.