Creative writing, like all language is a mode of communication. It is the highest form of self-expression, the ability to create and share a story is what makes the author an inspiration. Writers all tell stories. Every cultures is based on thousands of stories intrinsically woven together.
If you speak through your pen, which is what writing is and you put your voice onto paper no one else has to hear it until you are pleased with it. Your voice on paper is infinitely more sophisticated than anything you can possibly say because you’ve got the luxury of time.
You need time to explore your ideas, to find their voice on paper. It is important to get things wrong and not worry about it. Time for you to revel in your mistakes and learn from them. If you want to be a writer and I hope you do, then feel the response of enthusiastic laughter if you are trying to be funny. Be disgusted if you are trying to be disgusting.
You can easily break down stories into what is written and how is written. Begin with you, put loads of value on content, remain focused on the importance of content but bit by bit begin to pay equal emphasis to the structural side of things.
A great way to learn to write is to take a grade level in school and the list of words that they have to spell by the end of the year. This works particularly well if you want to write kids books. Put these words in a box. Every week pick out ten and write a story using these words.
Another fun way to write a story is to take something like chocolate and write down some of the words that describe the chocolate. Come up with a sentence the world’s never heard before.
Allow the joy of creativity to find your voice on paper. Give yourself the vital channel of self-expression that creative writing can give.