I once had a horrible nightmare. Now, I love having the thrill of nightmares, even though they're quite scary. When I woke up, I captured the nightmare in my mind. This sparked an idea for a horror story. However, I gravitate toward fantasy, so I almost unconsciously shifted it to become a fantasy story. When I gave this idea to my English teacher, I was told it was a bad idea and I should try writing something "that I thought up". I am all for that, but as we know, there is nothing more interesting than the other side of your mind! So should I follow my English teacher or not? On one hand, I want to be creative. On the other hand, I feel like I'm breaking one of those "Rules for Writing Newbies", like not using too many adverbs. It feels okay, but it's actually a really bad mistake.