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How long have you been writing?

Post by Terri2 » 26 Jan 2007, 12:43

Do you consider yourself a writer? How long have you been writing? What got you started?

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Post by MichaelBretHood » 28 Jan 2007, 23:51

I've been a writer for almost four years now. My first book, Outrage: We The People was published two years ago and received critical acclaim. I have also written over fifteen travel articles and short stories that have been published in newspapers and magazines in the US and England. Currently, I'm completing the edit of my latest work, tentatively titled Jericho's Walls.

As far as the title of the thread, bad television was the reason I got into writing. Other than Lost and South Park, is there any television program that is not a reality show and/or has an original idea?

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Post by Kyle22 » 15 Dec 2007, 07:12

I think most animated sitcoms have good writing, like the Simpsons and the Boondocks.

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Post by Syrcco44 » 29 Mar 2008, 00:27

Do you consider yourself a writer?
Yes. Most definitely yes. Always.

How long have you been writing?
As long as I can remember - or since I learned how to write. I remember in elementary school I was relentless when it came to writing books - especially because when you did you could "publish" it (it was just a nice cover and a spiral binding on it, but I thought it was amazing when I was little :lol:). I also remember in 5th grade when I was filling out this memories questionnaire the question was "What I want to be when I grow up" and I simply put: "To be an author" - simple but to the point. And dead on.

What got you started?
So many things. My lack of verbalness - I'm a quiet person, I think a lot and I observe much. I also think that reading had a lot to do with it. Plus writing seems more permanent to me. When I die my writings, journals, and what not will still live on. There are probably so many other reasons that I have not mentioned so ...yeah.

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Post by KaeMartyndale » 29 Mar 2008, 09:55

Do I consider myself a writer? Yes, it is part of who I am. Not all of me, but a part.

When did I start writing? I've always been writing. I've always been able to express myself best via the written word. I was always writing stories, plays and poetry when I was a kid.

What got me started? Hm... I think my overly reserved family while I was growing up. I had all these emotions, and I had to put them somewhere!

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Post by Tracey Neal » 16 Apr 2008, 09:16

Yes I'm a writer. I've been writing since I was 5. My overactive imagination is probably a big part of why I started writing.

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Post by sportsguy33 » 16 Apr 2008, 19:34

I'm a sportswriter for a newspaper, so I guess I do consider myself a writer. . . since, of course, it's in the name of my career field. :lol: I've been writing for years; ever since I developed a keen imagination. How I got started? I'd like to say it's all in the genes. My father had a knack for creativity and I seemed to have received the same creativity along the way as my life has prolonged.

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Post by genkav » 17 Apr 2008, 14:05

been writing on and off for the pas 7 years, and now in school for creative writing. i guess everyone does it, but when i was young having to write stories for homework was awesome.

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Post by RichardG » 11 Oct 2008, 01:02

I have been writing occasionally for almost 4 years now.

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Post by katrinatienza » 20 Oct 2008, 22:04

Do you consider yourself a writer?

How long have you been writing?
Pretty much all my life. I started in grammar school with poems about Christmas and the Easter bunny ;) ... and as I was growing up so did my poems.

What got you started?
I don't really know, it's just in me. I've always had the inner urge to write and express myself in written form.

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Post by jackihal » 31 Oct 2008, 01:51

I am also a writer. I am writing when I was in class 5th.

The writing only depend on the standard of the writing which depend on the topic, age of the writer and many other reasons effect this.

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Post by sharon.gmc » 12 Nov 2008, 20:29

Before I was not comfortable calling myself a writer, even if my work is web writing, I'm still not comfortable with the name. I think I'll be a "real" writer if I won a writing award or writing degree or any writing contest. . .

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Post by mchelle » 15 Nov 2008, 14:08

I started writing when I was about 10 or 11 I think. I had read all the books in the library near our house and decided I would just have to start writing my own! I still haven't finished that novel, but I like writing a good bit :)

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Post by jingwen » 18 Nov 2008, 02:09

Sometimes i want to write something about my life,but due to the work,i have no time to do it.What a pity.

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Post by flashgordon » 20 Nov 2008, 15:15

Yes, I consider myself a writer as that is how I make 70% of my income. Can't say what got me started, but I'm sure glad that I did start.

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