Need some help starting to write Fiction
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This summer I want to start writing some fiction (short storys are probably the best, I'm not sure), but I dont know where to start, if there are any tips or if its just jump into writing.
I normally write poems and some text's about society,school,reviews to movies,books, etc... and the only fiction I've tried in the last few years was writing as poems as other person (normally I pretend I am a serial killer talking to his victims), I dont know if I am good or not, my colleagues tell me I am (but they are 14/15 years old like me, so I dont know if I should trust them) , and my portuguese teacher (english is my second language, but I liked to write in both languages) liked the texts that I showed her, but they were all poems or nonfiction texts. So I'm basically starting from zero.
I'm currently reading Stephen King On writing, and I also have other books about writing in my EReader, for example The Elements of Style, but these books only help me if I start writing, my problem is start writing how ? I normally don't like to plan, but should I? Is there any rule about short fiction ? Any structure that a beginner must follow ?
I would like to write horror,sci fi, fantasy, maybe something about a life of a person in a city, things like that.
And finally, now that I got a EReader I can read lots of english books, I already have a enormous list of horror,mindfuck and depressive storys to read, but if there is any author/novels/shortstorys that I should read, tell me please and I shall try to get it.
Thank's in advance.
P.S.- Sorry for my bad english.
P.P.S.- I'm thinking about trying to turn movies into texts (just like Stephen King wrote in On Writing), do you think it would be good for training ?
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Post your favorite line, quote, whatever, doesn't matter who said it.
Preferably somewhat short, & depressing, although anything flies.
Just a line or whatever that seemed to resonate with you.
>If only my heart were stone - McCarthy