For as long as I can remember, my dream has been to become a writer; but to be forthright with you, I not only want to write but to write so well that I am remembered for it. I know that sounds quite cocky and selfish, but I really don't think myself all that skilled at writing anyhow. All I know is that I enjoy putting words on a page and expressing myself that way; it's a cathartic experience, one I hope to share with others of this generation and generations to come. I recently hit a wall. I have about three different manuscripts in the works, but I'm not entirely happy with any of them or their plots, which are weak at best. In my desperation, I thought to seek some advice on what to do next, and my search led me here. I hope to get some useful advice on brainstorming and "idea generation"; for as much as I like to read, I often worry that any story idea I come up with is either uninteresting or too heavily influenced by what I spend time reading. I need help becoming a better writer and telling better stories, and a community dedicated to these endeavors seems like a real blessing to me! Thanks for reading, and I look forward to my time here.