Hello everyone, I'm new to this forum and new to writing. I've been doing improvisations and stream of consciousness type exercises regularly to get things going and I've found that I end up writing a whole lot of inner thoughts, past experiences and so on. It doesn't bother me as such as these are purely exercises but then when I try to write more "creatively", although the shell might be totally unrelated to my life, my own emotions and life story keeps creeping into the work. I find it irksome especially since I'll be starting a writing course in a couple of weeks and I don't want my improvs and exercises to be full of my life stories. Can anyone comment on this and how to get around it?