Hi! So I just found this forum, (literally like 15 minutes ago) and I don't really know what to do next. I saught it out because a writing forum was mentioned in a book I was reading, and I decided that I should take advantage of their apperent existance. I'm Margo, and I'm 16. So I don't really write a lot. Sometimes I write poetry/lyrics, with the intent that I will make a song out of them, and only when I feel inspired. I love reading, poetry, and lyrics. (Especially those of Alex Turner) I want to be a writer. Not as a proffesion or anything, (maybe one day, when I'm legal) but just a hobbyist. Short stories, long stories, poems, lyrics...I want to write them all. (I didn't just wake up one day and decide this. English assignments have always been somewhat enjoyable to me, and I've been reading my entire life. I often feel very inspired by whatever I hear/read to create myself, and I've always created, just in others forms, such as drawing) I dont live in an Anglo country, so my english class is far from a grandiose learning experience, and I've also never been in any creative writing workshops. All the writing I do up till now has been learnt from analyzing lyrics I like and trying to fill myself up with as many books and influences as possible. Ok, so now we've arrived at my point. Where do I start? I want to fill my time with words, but enough listening to others, I want to make my own! My list of vocabulary words is growing, but growing mold. I don't want to just wait till I feel inspired. I want start and become inspired in the process. There are just so many things I could do but I get overwhelmed so so easily. Someone give me some direction, a routine or excersise. Or a thread with some prompts? I barely know what a prompt is. Can someone maybe just reassure me that things become more clear overtime, in the writing world? Oh also, completely unrelated question- the rules state: "This is a writing forum. Occasional use of common net abbreviations is tolerated, but excessive use of netspeak is discouraged. As a writing community, please try to keep posts high in quality."So, like, does that mean I have to write in capitals and stuff? I don't usually do that, but obviously I did it now just in case. (I don't want to get detention on my first day) Also, am I like, not supposed to say "like"? Sorry if this wasn't supposed to be so long...I've never been on a forum before. Haha. P.S. There's no spell check!!! What???