When I was in middle school, I became infatuated with the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson. Keeping a close tab on the series well after (I haven’t read FOREVER yet) and also trying to adapt the ideas of wings and evil corporate entities into my own piece of writing. I made many attempts on the now defunct site max-dan-wiz.com to put out pieces of writing I made with characters in middle school who had wings. Among those stories I remember writing FALLOUT which got up to 7 or 8 good parts by way of posting direct text into the community. Got a pretty decent following of maybe 10 readers. By the way, if anyone can find those that’d be great to send my way, because the site doesn’t exist anymore and the idea that the files are still around locally is a slim probability.
Well all through middle school and a year and a half of high school I put a lot of energy into this ‘fanfic’ that sits before you.
It is horrible, badly written, has barely a plot, and was spun from the mind of a twelve-to-fourteen-year-old.
But it is a beautiful example of how to get better at writing.
You start somewhere.