>>10601>Any tips on writing stories would be welcome
There is thousands of real stories. If you want to create a new one, try to find, what are they is about. Do not look at the "reality". Rememba, colours are not exist, there is no sounds, all, that you can perceive, it is you. There is no point, how can you describe a story. A masterpiece always represents meeting with yourself. Your reader must not face with some kind of art. If you want to impress him, represent your inner world with unique way (sry 4 my broken english).
>to stuff like describing pregnancy feelings, fetal movement, contractions, etc
We all perceive reality almost the same way. Except some points. What do you feel, when you r watching someone, who was born with opposite sex? I think you r man, so you can find a women some kind of cute, sexy, or something else. But, she cant have this kind of feature. Only you can. All the features, that you can perceive is belongs to you. So, all that you can do is describe that you see. Dont find any doubds on it, cause that is all you can do with your intention. (eng is not my native, feel free to ask anything. I dont think my thoughts was explained clearely)