What's up everyone? I'm a comic writer who's been stuck with the same project for about a year and a half, with another story hanging in the background. Actually I guess I can't really call myself a writer in every sense of the word, since I've only been brainstorming ideas and sculpting out random scenes. Neither one of my projects have a clear outline yet and both lack the ultimate motive of the antagonist, so they're just born evil and want to do bad things for no apparent reason. The fact that this doesn't make an interesting character really doesn't bother me at the moment, because I know I'm bad with characters and their personalities, but eventually I'll probably come up with something. I chose comic writing because I'm bad at describing things vividly and authentically, a problem which probably stems from my insufficient vocabulary when writing. I tend to suffer from a chronic writer's block because I'm taking bigger bites than I should and have no confidence in the text I write. Almost every idea I get is good in my head but looks bad on the paper. I take it that this "symptom" is caused by either or both of the following: I've never written anything worthy of the publicity and I've never got actual in-depth feedback about things I have. That's quite of a paradox when you think about it. If you've never showed your stuff to anyone, how can you get feedback? You can't. I can't. Everything I have is just ribs of ideas and scenes, lacking the meat around them that makes them juicy and tasty. This is probably the longest introduction I've ever done on an internet forum, usually it's been a lot more awkward, but today... Today I don't care. Today I got a few more ideas that one day might turn out as great scenes. Today was a day better than usual, even though it was an unusual day. What do you think about co-writing if the original author has a certain path that he wants the story to take? Do you think it oppressess the co-writer or is just ok for him since it's not his original story and he's still interested in taking part of the creating process, regardless of the fact that there might not be a smallest fingerprint of his own touch left when the story is finished? I'm not really sure how to end this post, so I'll just wish everyone good luck with their creative minds and hope I can contribute to the community. And they lived happily ever after?