When did you know that you were a writer & there was no way of getting away from

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  1. Ken R. Abell profile image83
    Ken R. Abellposted 7 years ago

    When did you know that you were a writer & there was no way of getting away from it?

  2. Lady Eemia profile image81
    Lady Eemiaposted 7 years ago

    I've known that I am a writer from a very young age. I was writing poems and short stories by the time I was six years old. However, it was not until recent years that I realized there's 'no getting away from it', as you say. I'm a writer for life, and no matter where I go, or what I do, I'll always have words swimming around in my head waiting for me to give them a visible form.

  3. shellyakins profile image68
    shellyakinsposted 7 years ago

    Like Lady Eemia said, I've been a writer since a young age.  It has only been recently that I have looked at making it more than a hobby.  It's a paradigm shift for me.  I sometimes feel a panic when I haven't written for a few days.  I have something to say and want to get it on paper.

  4. mcrawford76 profile image83
    mcrawford76posted 7 years ago

    I was in the 5th grade and won an award for an essay competition. I got a weekend in Denver, got to attend a fancy dinner, and had my essay read to the room. I was hooked from that point on. Not only for the notoriety, but that my words could move people, my words could affect the way others thought or acted. I like the idea that putting words together can mean nothing, or everything depending on what words you chose.
    I've written consistently since then, my views have changed about the world, but not about my passion for the written word.

  5. tinaweha profile image59
    tinawehaposted 7 years ago

    I knew I was a writer when the market fell through (and my connections) for my artwork sales.  This happened in my early 50s, though I think I have the writing gene because my dad wrote for TV (another poorly paid profession).

    I had to come up with something else that I could do without having to get dressed up and put on makeup.  Hence, I'm a flipping freelance writer.  I'm not going to get rich, but it keeps me from shopping. (ps I never wanted to write because my 4th grade teacher read my short story to the class as an example of what NOT to do when writing a story.  Honest to God, it was a 4th/5th split class because they didn't have enough classrooms and I was about 2 years younger than most. I'm still shell-shocked.) http://hubpages.com/hub/Leopard-Shoes-o … nkle-Boots


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