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Offline coggro

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Re: How did you start as a writer?
« Reply #45 on: October 21, 2008, 03:24:09 PM »
In 8th grade, I so thoroughly failed English that about halfway through the year, they told me I was going to have to repeat the class, which would more than likely result in repeating the year because of the way my school system worked. My teacher, Mrs. Schuster (I'll never forget her...), told me that she would pass me if I could write her an original story, 5k words. She said that she knew I could do it, and that if I could just prove to her and myself that I understood what was going on, that I actually had a grasp of the language in some way, shape, or form, she would forgive my grade and pass me.

Needless to say, I did it.

So I handed it in and she read it and she wrote back and forth with my mother over the summer, trying to convince me through her to edit and submit it for publication in some youth publication. I was kind of embarrassed by it, considering it was the work I did so I wouldn't fail 8th grade English, so I said no. I don't think I even have the story anymore, which is the real shame...

But that's what got me into writing. I gave it a shot at a bunch of other points in time, inspired by books like Ender's Game and Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher, but nothing ever stuck, so of course I'm now pursuing it in college.

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Re: How did you start as a writer?
« Reply #46 on: October 21, 2008, 06:15:53 PM »
Don't worry coggro I wasn't the best student in English either. My instructor can tell you that but I'm the first child to graduate high school in my family and the only to go to any college what so ever. But my grammer might still not show it perfectly.

JUST! Keep writing.
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Re: How did you start as a writer?
« Reply #47 on: October 28, 2008, 03:53:43 AM »
I started properly about 6 years ago when my son when first born. Once I was over the shock of having a tiny baby I made the most of all that free time wheil he was napping and kicking his legs happily in his babay chair. I Borrowed some characters and wrote a fan fic, it was a great learning curve[ amd I haven't loooked back since as I persue original works of my own. Prior to this I always loved books, I also recall trying to write a play when I was little. My teachers always commended me for my creative writing which would sometimes get out of hand as the stories would go on and on! Ok so I didn't know about "less is more" back then! As I moved into GCSE classes (aged 14+) it emerged that I had a real flare for english as a subject and my excellent teacher pushed me and challenged me all the way.I ended up with two A grades and then an A level B grade. Again I had superb tutors who made me love literature even more. I regret not doing English Language and want to go back and do it!

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Re: How did you start as a writer?
« Reply #48 on: October 28, 2008, 02:35:24 PM »
Like some others here, I've been writing since I was a kid.  I believe my first story was when I was 5, in my kindergarten notebook, a story about the Nintendo characters Mario and Luigi, complete with illustrations.  :D

I was always the kid with a notebook in her hand at every family function, sitting by myself and creating stories.  I think I officially started writing when I was about 9 or 10, and started to take it seriously at the age of 12, when I had my 7th grade teacher edit my stories.

I go through "seasons" of writing, but I've never completely stopped.  Even when I'm not engaged in a novel or short story, I'm always coming up with ideas.  :)
The author gets to choose when the story is finally dead. ~Castledoor

Offline rashel2429

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Re: How did you start as a writer?
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Offline meliodasgaming

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Re: How did you start as a writer?
« Reply #50 on: December 03, 2020, 01:51:43 PM »
Seems like you need some comments lol. I Started really thinking about writing in the fifth grade actually. Lynn Reid Banks came to our school
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for about a week and we had a whole unit on writing before and after she left. My teacher really stressed how writing and books where important and I found that I liked it. So I played around with writing a few things. Then my dad decided he was going to write and incouraged me to write more seriously. So in eight grade I started a book (Which is still a work in progress) and started writing a lot more.

Offline itstrina

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Re: How did you start as a writer?
« Reply #51 on: December 13, 2020, 01:43:58 AM »
I am also a new writer and everything is hard. I can't even set an idea on how am I going to start writing maybe because I am distracted???

Offline KristelG.

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Re: How did you start as a writer?
« Reply #52 on: December 13, 2020, 03:00:01 AM »
First of all, I know myself, I know that I am a critical thinker. I start writing when I found myself being a person who's likely to get interest about reading.
I manage to find what I really like. I got inspired when I think about some of successful authors being appreciated by others. And I just find myself writing :)

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Re: How did you start as a writer?
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Offline Zaria Flores

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Re: How did you start as a writer?
« Reply #54 on: March 13, 2021, 07:02:39 PM »
Hi, colleagues! ;) Surely you must have an idea? It's very important that you have a storyline. The obligatory parts are: introduction - Foreignness - culmination- conclusion, describe your lead character in detail: what he is, what he is thinking, what he is afraid of, what the meaning of his life is. It is good if you have a friend who is experienced in editing. His help will be useful. If you don't have such a friend, you will have to turn to one of the rewriting services. Professional editing is very important. There are important rules for editing text. We often don't pay attention to them when we write. The main thing is not to be afraid, but to write boldly!

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Offline Zaria Flores

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Re: How did you start as a writer?
« Reply #55 on: March 14, 2021, 06:56:12 PM »
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Re: How did you start as a writer?
« Reply #56 on: March 20, 2021, 05:02:59 AM »
That's an interesting questions,

at the moment, I don't really know how I did actually start,
and was I already writing before I wrote....?

I might already have been writing, first making drawings, or making my own Chinese like characters or something..?

Possibly I started to get a better view on my own thoughts. 

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Offline sinsofscience

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Re: How did you start as a writer?
« Reply #57 on: April 13, 2021, 08:45:21 PM »
In my teen years, writing was something I just sort of did once in a couple of years. I would get a story idea, write it out, and then put it in a drawer and just leave it. I had it in my head for many years that I was going to be a recording artist, making a living out of recording and selling music.

In 2012, I decided one day at work to entertain myself by making up a story in my head throughout my shift. I later mentioned it to some friends, and they basically said, "If you write that, I will read the heck out of it." So, I did, and they really liked it. They wanted more from me, and it made me think that I might have a future in writing. Since then, I've been learning lots of stuff, honing my craft, and all that stuff.