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Title: Young writer!
Post by: AnnaDearyDo59 on November 25, 2012, 02:02:02 AM
Hi everyone!
I am seventeen years old and has always loved writing and reading very much! I had abandoned writing because I didn't think it was a very rational aspiration, but I think I am going to at least start writing again. Who knows what will happen in the future! I plan to start a writing project very soon.
I am happy to be here and hope to gain as much as I can from all the writing expertise of other members.   :)
Title: Re: Young writer!
Post by: midnight candle on November 25, 2012, 02:41:23 AM
you've come to the right place anna. hi and welcome to the forum  :)
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Post by: Lin on November 25, 2012, 04:50:09 AM
Hello Anna

I have recently become a published author and I support all young people in their quest to become a writer. Welcome to  I think you have made an excellent decision.  If I knew, at your age, what I know now, I would have been earning a decent wage as an author by now.  I am at the other end of the scale with age!

It takes a long time to feel you can call yourself  'a writer'.  Confidence in writing is only learned with time and patience. Starting early in life is important and the main thing is to believe in yourself with every step of the way.  Writing is a very rollercoaster hobby in the beginning, but as the years roll by,  don't hesitate to write something that you can attempt to publish.  My advice is to start small and work up.  Free magazines are the way to go in the beginning.  Every town in the UK has a freebie and if you can write for the magazine it becomes part of your CV in your writing experiences. Always write about what you know and do your research well. 

All the members here have something to offer you.  Stay in touch because I do enjoy helping the younger generation to succeed.

Lin x
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Post by: Laura H on November 25, 2012, 11:16:20 AM
Welcome to MWC, Anna  :)

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Post by: AnnaDearyDo59 on November 26, 2012, 12:57:37 AM
Thank you everyone! :)
I am happy I have found a place where there are supportive, helpful people to help me if I ever need anything. I am looking into different creative writing summer programs, but they are indeed pricey. Besides, I need to get back into the swing of creative writing before I go. It's been a while since I've written much of anything outside of school work. Anyway, I will definitely try to help everyone as much as is within my knowledge!
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Post by: Dawn on November 26, 2012, 05:22:03 AM
Welcome, Anna.
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Post by: bri h on November 26, 2012, 06:55:04 AM
Hello Anna, welcome to this wonderful site. bri
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Post by: thatollie on November 28, 2012, 02:57:20 PM
Welcome aboard. Who are some of your favourite authors?