I am new to creative writing but have been an avid reader for years (mainly SF/fantasy). I have wanted to write fantasy stories for a long time and have recently started to build a setting for them in my head. I have a few ideas for characters, places, gods, factions… but as of yet no real idea of a plot. My aim is take these setting ideas and to use them to write a novel; perhaps starting with a few short stories first.
So my question is what resources would you recommend to help me get started as a creative writer, specifically in regards to using my setting ideas to generate a plot? I'm thinking of resources such as:
- Online courses.