Hi to everyone! I found this forum last night when I was searching for tips on how to improve on creative writing skills. I am quite shy and lack confidence in my writing. I have never had much opportunity for creative writing as I'm usually stuck with writing dull research papers on topics I haven't had the chance to seriously investigate because of deadlines for college courses. The stress of being a college student, wife and mother has seemed to stifle any creativity that I may have once had and I would like to rediscover it! Improving my writing skills is a personal goal for me, but I need some guidance and support. Also, commas and semicolons are my most reviled foes in writing, so please forgive me!