I won't get into a Pity Party here, but I'll just say that I have lost faith in my writing abilities. However, I can't let go of the fact that I feel like I'm meant to write... and that's simply because I tend to keep coming up with these various characters in my head all the time, ever since I was a kid. And you figure the outlet to get those characters out is to write about them. However, I have two problems... a) I have such a hard time finding a plot that I think is original and something I can actually write b) I guess I'm not that well-read and maybe that's what's messing me up in terms of getting people INTERESTED in the stuff I write. So having said all of that. What should I do? Any suggestions? I feel like I'm close to giving up on a dream to be a writer, but I might be like Megan Draper... thinking that I have this talent and in reality I suck! But than, what do I do with my characters!? Are they just lost in my head forever. I've always tried to find a writing partner, but that's been more difficult than getting feedback.