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I have a ton of ideas I think are great. I wish I could finish them all at the same time. I feel as if I don't finish them they will all be taken or used.

Question 1: How much writing should I try to do per day, and should I do more than one story at a time?

I also want to share my ideas before I start them. I would rather tell my ideas to an online friend or someone I could trust not to steal the ideas. I would share them with my family but,

  • I don't feel like I can, I get embarrassed too easy
  • I don't really like my family talking about me/ or being the spotlight

Question 2: Who should I share my ideas with to know if it will be great or a flop

Thank you for your time -A.N.M.

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    Before this question is closed as too broad and opinion-based, I would like to ask you to actually conform to this site's conventions and ask one question at a time making sure that the answer can help someone else. You do realize that your Question 1 is, in fact, two questions already? – Lew May 17 '17 at 19:11
  • Yes I agree.... – A.N.M May 18 '17 at 1:50
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Well, its all opinion based... so let me start with - do what comes naturally to you. To all writers, the writing style and methodology differs. There is no best practice - again, as per my opinion.

What I would do -

Ques 1 - don't let the ideas go away... write as much as you want and in any form that you want. You can write a hundred stories at a time if you want to. Don't limit or constraint yourself. Ofcourse, this will have its disadvantages too. You will be tiring yourself. Better, make plans (outlines) for your story plots. And whenever you get an idea reg any story, add it to the plan and then to the story. If you get an idea that doesn't fit anywhere else, write a blog about it or just list it in a random-ideas list so you don't loose it.

Ques 2 - I have the same issue. My parents have no idea I love to write or the amount I write. However, my friends know I am insane about such things... if I get an idea, it needs to be penned down immediately. My grandfather and friends have read my work... and then I blog about it. Luckily, I have friends I can discuss ideas with.

You can find many online forums where people share and discuss ideas. But be careful - the ideas online can get stolen and you may have no right over it once it becomes part of something big. I have been part of forums where people wrote serial fanfics and ideas were taken from there. We were happy to see our ideas materialize on our fav shows but could never let them know that we did the brain work behind those ideas.

Hope it helps :)

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To Question 1, I think you should try writing at least 1000 words a day. I would also advise you against writing multiple stories at the same time as I think it would be easy to "pollute" individual stories with ideas from another. In order to prevent the loss of your other ideas, you could write them down somewhere as they come to you for future reference. To Question 2, you could share your work with a writer friend who's willing to review it. That way, you can get informed honest feedback.

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