Help Anonymous 80674
I want to write a story but i cant seem to be able to make it meaningful to me while it has a satisfying conclusion. This is because my own life lacks narrative and i have no idea what meaning really is. I could write a shallow simpleminded story, yes, but that would really suck the fun and the point out of it. Maybe its me having bpd (idk if i have it) or then its just a lack of serotonin giving me the view that what i write will never be meaningful because i suck. Either way, does anyone else have this problem? Another way i could put it would be that i face the problem of feeling like enough stories have already been written and enough has already been said, making anything new i try to write devoid of meaning. (Retarded pic attached ik)
Get some life experience.
Here's my advice on how to write stories.
Start writing a story. Finish your story, notice how shit it is. Try again, finish your story, notice how shit is is. Try again.
Do that over and over and over again.
You will eventually get good at writing stories.
This. No one writes an amazing story first time. You have to write multiple drafts and get opinions.
Have you considered a short story instead? Go read sci-fi short stories and you will be amazed at how stuff so shit can get published in a nationally accredited magazine. These stories have no backstory explanation, no plot, some minor conflict, no resolution, but they still get published. Reading how bad these stories are made me start writing and then I got published in some magazines.
What magazines have you been published in? Not asking you to dox yourself, just curious.
Honestly so true. There's a lot of published bullshit out there, and that's encouraging more than anything else. If other people can do it why not you?>>80674
Also, OP I'm sure could write something meaningful if you wanted. But more importantly, you don't need to! You can just try to write something that's fun and enjoyable (and usually readers will fill in the rest for ya ;) ).
I was in Clarkesworld and Fantasy & Science Fiction. And although I always recommend applying to all of them, Fantasy & and Science is almost not worth it because their application process is such a pain in the ass.
It might help to make an outline for your story and yourself, OP. When I write I find that having one helps me remain on track and flesh things out better.
As for feeling anxious about writing stories that have already been done: there are literally no completely new, fresh ideas anymore. A lot of narratives are based on stories that have already been done before but have been tweaked slightly. I really think once you write your story, put it out there, and get feedback these feelings will start to fade.
I want to start writing some simple CYOA/interactive fiction games but I feel so intimidated by learning twine/inform. And by the incredible production values I see people putting into their own games.
WE BELIVE IN YOU ANON!!! You will probably make a great story as long as you just keep it enjoyable for you.
> I want to write a story
do it, just write, if not writing now, then go to tumblr to get motivated
>but i cant seem to be able to make it meaningful to me
why do you need meaning so much? what is wrong with just being?
existence has only 1 quality: it exists, no questions asked, no nothing
rationality is your own worst enemy, you have lost touch with the feminine side which does not ask questions, only nurtures
>while it has a satisfying conclusion. This is because my own life lacks narrative and i have no idea what meaning really is.
this is literally a belief
if this belief does not suit you, come up with a better belief and start acting as if that belief is true, you will quickly notice that it IS true
>I could write a shallow simpleminded story, yes, but that would really suck the fun and the point out of it.
this is yet another belief, you have not written anything, even the simpleminded one, and yet you seem to be able to say what you will feel after accomplishing your task
just start from somewhere, just write, believe that it is what it is and it is how it is supposed to be and you will discover aspects in your writing and in yourself that you have not discovered before (provided that you are open to such discoveries)
>Maybe its me having bpd (idk if i have it) or then its just a lack of serotonin giving me the view that what i write will never be meaningful because i suck.
this is all just a bunch of beliefs
why do you have to make up excuses? why do you have to justify your laziness? if you don't want to write, then don't. if you do want to write, then just write. why do you have to berate yourself, beat yourself up with meaningless, pointless and fundamentally untrue beliefs??
>Either way, does anyone else have this problem?
no, not after having changed these bullshit beliefs about lack of self-worth
>Another way i could put it would be that i face the problem of feeling like enough stories have already been written and enough has already been said, making anything new i try to write devoid of meaning. (Retarded pic attached ik)
this is literally just a belief
why would you belief that your own description of matters in the world would be any less valuable or any less worthy than others?
(i am assuming that) you have a roof over your head, you have internet, have you tried appreciating what you have?
I don't disagree with all of this, but physical biology is not just a belief.
Make a list of all the possible endings. Start with the most obvious ones (e.g. they live happily ever after) and then get more and more absurd (e.g. she suddenly gets abducted by aliens). Pick one from about the middle of list to use.