For those who are too impatient to find out more (a.k.a. TL;DR): Forget it. The perfect story doesn’t exist.
Even before I started writing I adored the work of 2 people. Ray Bradbury and Neil Gaiman. Both have (and had, since Mr Bradbury is no long with us) a similar attitude to writing.
Basically it’s this:
The main rule of writing is that if you do it with enough assurance and confidence, you’re allowed to do whatever you like. (That may be a rule for life as well as for writing. But it’s definitely true for writing.) So write your story as it needs to be written. Write it honestly, and tell it as best you can. I’m not sure that there are any other rules. Not ones that matter.–Neil Gaiman
Both Ray Bradbury and Neil Gaiman write the kind of stories I like to read. I devour their work and immediately after finishing one I’m ready to dive into it again. Yes, even the same story. They are good. For me.
It is through them that I had the courage to start writing and, in the end, actually publish what my mind had come up with. Now they both never wrote naturist fiction, but they are and were masters of fantasy and science fiction.
Both of those are my favourite genres to read and, as some of you may know, also to write. For me, these people are heroes in paving the way to writing about uncharted lands. Nothing is too wild if you can keep one foot in the believable world, in the reality we all know and (at times) love.
I’ve also had the good fortune to “run into” Robert and Will. They too write good stories; stories that deserve to be devoured several times. There is always something more, something deeper to discover when I read the same lines as I did before.
I don’t dare to presume my writing is as good as that of any of the gentlemen I mentioned. I tell my stories as best I can, and that will have to do.
And before someone throws this into the arena: no, I am not on purpose leaving out female writers. There are plenty of them who have influenced my writing too, like Ursula LeGuin and Gail Carriger, both non-naturist fiction writers, but I ‘met’ them later, after my basic writing form had been shaped. And that is good. We can’t all write like others do. That would make all writing the same and therefore boring, and if there is one thing I truly detest, it’s uniformity and boring.