When did you know that you were a writer & there was no way of getting away from it?
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.
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.
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.
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
by Delberta O Pethke 7 years ago
Does your writing make the reader feel as if s/he is getting away from his/her every day life?Does the reader enter into the plot of the story, does s/he feel as if s/he could run into the hero walking down a city street?
by Nikita baheti 10 months ago
Why nowdays tenagers are getting away from their parents?
by Tori Cooper 14 months ago
How do you become a successful writer at a young age?
by Jennifer Arnett 32 hours ago
Does anyone have any tips for beginning to write poetry?I haven't written very many poems in my life. It's just not something I'm good at, but I would like to get better. Thank you!
by rmcleve 19 months ago
How many articles do you write a day as a freelance writer?
by Motown2Chitown 5 years ago
What's the difference? Which are you? Are words your passion or your business? Are you a creator or a teacher? Is the product of YOUR writing meant to inspire or inform? I'm so curious about this.
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