How long have you been / desired to be a writer for?
I have been passionate about storytelling since childhood. Even though I had not picked up the talent to write the actual words for a story, I used to fill a piece of paper with little squares and draw pictures in each one, telling a story through the pictures. I then picked up writing by jotting random things down in a journal, and that led to the beginning of poetry for me in my teen years. Now I am doing both storytelling and poetry and the desire to be a writer still grows more and more everyday!
I started writing when I was around 13 years old. I started out with poems and short stories. As I got a little older, I began writing poetry more & more. I have probably written over 200 poems. That stemmed into drawing & painting, and now I write informative information & spiritual philosophy. I have never been one for talking or voicing my opinion in person so writing has always been a way for me to better communicate my feelings & words. I didn't realize how much I enjoyed writing up until a few years ago when I joined Hubpages, started blogs and began using forums. I love it!
I understand what you mean by being more able to communicate through writing, I always feel that way myself. For a long time in my life I had so much social anxiety, I always found that I was better at saying what I wanted to say with a pencil
I became to think seriously about being a writer when I was in junior high school. By chance, I did a couple of essays that the teacher said were very good. By high school, I knew I wanted to be a reporter. I got sidetracked for my first year in college, but since my sophomore year I have been writing in some form, term papers, college newspaper, my professional newspaper career and my public relations years where I wrote a lot of research papers, summaries of legislation and speeches and today where I am writing for the Hub. Granted, as a reporter and in my PR years, I made a living as a writer. Now, at least, for the moment, I have to call it a hobby, that I really enjoy.
I have wanted to write ever since I was about eight or nine. I read a book by Brian Jacques that I didn't like the ending to - I then tried to re-write the ending myself. It was, of course, absolutely awful. I gave up trying to rewrite other people's work and moved onto writing my own stories. I now write short stories, poetry, articles, essays and have a couple of novels in the pipeline. Hubpages plus the influence of my superbly supportive fiance have brought me out of my writer's shell and into the public domain. Let the good times roll
Since the sixth grade any kind of writing assignments from essays to poetry interest me. I like short fiction most of all.
I'll have to share the details with you later, but for me it was around the age of 11 or 12.
by Karen Hellier 4 years ago
How long have you been a writer on HubPages?Today is my 5 year anniversary on Hubpages so I was just wondering how long other people have been writing here and what value Hubpages has brought to your life?
by Susan Britton 8 years ago
How are you promoting your poetry and fiction writing now that Hubpages is putting most of it on idle?
by JourneyHolm 4 years ago
How long have you been writing? Why do you write? What have you accomplished?It's time to brag about yourself. I am still new to the writing community and lack writer's wisdom. My friends don't care about writing, so I'm in uncharted waters. I need some insight from...
by libby1970 9 years ago
What subjects do you usually write about?I love to write about many subjects! Self help and animals! My degree is in Biology/Chemistry so I love to write about that as well! so what subjects do you usually write about?
by Linda Jo Martin 10 years ago
Just wondering! I have a lot of old poems (I no longer write poetry often though I once did). I still write a lot of stories... especially flash fiction.I could put my poems and stories here on HubPages... but my main motivation would be to make money.So tell me... do you make money with your...
by Wesley Meacham 8 years ago
How well do poems and short stories do on HP?I noticed a while back somewhere that HP staff had mentioned that creative writing such as poems and short stories don't do as well as informational pieces. I'm curious to know about the earnings of some of the people who publish a lot of these. Do you...
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