I have so many riffs sitting on my computer waiting to be put into a song, but I don't even know where to start. I'm honestly not even sure if I know how to write a song. I just don't want a simple song such as "Intro, chorus riff, verse, chorus, bridge, solo, chorus, outro", I want to make something interesting. Can anybody help me? I play metal by the way.

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My advice: start out writing intro, chorus, verse, chorus, bridge, solo, chorus, outro songs. You don't have to get famous from them or anything, but writing songs like that gives you experience.
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If its not an instrumental, I find that the structure comes from the lyrics and that the song will basically form itself if the riffs flow. And if you've never composed a full song before, start simple.
get some basic structure... then, as odd as it sounds, listen to bands like Muse,Queen, RATM.... they do great little, kinda random things that seem to add an extra dimension to a song i think... i know what i mean... its hard to explain lol. then from there you could try and come up with your own random sh*t. i dunno.
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I agree, start simple. I find just playing them can help alot. Just play a riff and then play what it feels like it leads into. Repeat until a song is made.