Just let me say this, this email is not for me to boast, this is something that I've decided to do for all of my English teachers throughout high school. I don't want there to be any confusion when I disagree in class with structure and outlining pieces. I don't outline, and here's why: it doesn't help me, my brain works too fast to just have little ideas. When I have an idea, I take it and work to make it longer. Outlining also makes it more difficult for me to write something good, I've tried and by the time I'm writing my ideas have changed a million times and it ends up a piece of crap.
You may be thinking, "what experience do they have?", well, I've been published as of now in 11 anthologies from contests, came in the top three in the country in another contest, and in the span of 6-ish years have written over 100 poems, 70 short stories, and 1 (almost 2) novels. I also wrote an essay on my free time about how creative people can be the most sensitive people. As I've said, this is just to inform you and let you know the skills I have and that sometimes I may argue about plot. For example, last week we learned about how most characters in short stories are very flat, but I try not to do that. Since the majority of my stories are written in the first person, I end up writing a lot of detail and by the end of the story, the characters have at least faced something. My range of words have gone from 3 sentences to over 5000 words.
I am hopeful that this doesn't come off as egotistical, I just want you to know that I know how to write well and that I intend to use my skills at the best of my abilities. Also, be warned, I'm a really angsty teen, and most of my stories are dark and filled with death.
this is where i ramble; have fun