New Writer, First Story. Need Guidance.
This is hopefully the link!
Link to my description editing thread.
And on the advice side. Keep a consistent upload schedule even if it's like 1 chapter a week and don't let your readers down by dropping the story, I've been burnt too many time on this website. Good luck!
I have found the first steps to be
1- Write constantly, no matter how much or how little, once a week, once every two weeks, whatever, constancy is the key to start
2- Start with short stories, you see, ideas are not that hard to produce and even original ideas are no big deal, the development of those ideas is the part that counts, so, focus on developing stories rather than on being original and you will improve
Writing is a skill that requires development, so, do not start with something big and focus on stuff you can finish because you will always improve more from a finished work, no matter how small
The only good criticism is the one that focuses on the internal elements of a story and the relations between them, and the one provided by other people who also write, ignore criticism that doesn't fulfill any of those qualities
Consume media outside your genre, a regular by-the-formula- story will be too boring and you can get better ideas from outside genres