How long have you been writing seriously?

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  1. Laura Schneider profile image91
    Laura Schneiderposted 5 years ago

    How long have you been writing seriously?

    Not writing for grade school or a journal, but writing your own content whether for publication on HubPages or other online venues or for print publication or for some other serious purpose on a regular basis.

  2. jabelufiroz profile image69
    jabelufirozposted 5 years ago

    I have been writing seriously for a year now, but have been writing for a hobby since high school about ten years ago.

    I enjoy writing; it relaxes me and helps me to escape the reality for a short while.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image91
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I think most of us on HubPages enjoy writing and find it relaxing--you've hit the nail on the head, so to speak. It also helps me to relax and "escape the reality for a short while"--great line! Thanks for sharing your comments, jabelufiroz!

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    sheilamyersposted 5 years ago

    I wrote my first novel back in 2009. I would say that's the first serious writing and I'm not about to stop writing those any time soon. I've tried both blogging and having my own website, but for some reason neither held my attention for very long. I really think I found my on-line home here at Hubpages. I like the format and the people. I'm taking writing hubs seriously even though not all of my articles will be serious.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image91
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm totally jealous that you write novels! I love what you said about writing for HubPages--about the people and format and everything. I feel the same way. Cheers! Best of luck in all of your writing endeavors!

  4. DDE profile image24
    DDEposted 5 years ago

    I have been writing seriously since 2008  for many writing sites and finally got to HP which above all is my best

    1. Laura Schneider profile image91
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi DDE! I know what you mean--HubPages almost pulls the great writer out of the inside of all of us. We're a helpful and intelligent bunch of diverse personalities and topics, and the feedback is so helpful! I've learned a lot here! Cheers!

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    DMSTYLESposted 5 years ago

    Since I was 11. But seriously for two years.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image91
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent! And you've already got a score of 77--sounds like you're a natural to me, DMSTYLES. Don't get discouraged if you trip and fall on a given piece, (my advice for "new" writers): we dinosaurs turn out just as many losers. :-) Cheers!

  6. MPG Narratives profile image60
    MPG Narrativesposted 5 years ago

    I started copywriting in my 20's for various companies and publications but I feel my real writing started later when I wrote stories and articles for my own enjoyment more than about products. Joining Hubpages has helped, so including my time on Hubpages I'd say about 10 years. I've enjoyed every minute because without writing I don't know what I would do.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image91
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I think many of us share your sentiments, "without writing I don't know what I would do." and "I've enjoyed every minute". Thanks for inspiring use, MPG Narratives! It's always nice to hear that one can do the same thing for years and not get bored.

  7. Chris Qu profile image91
    Chris Quposted 5 years ago

    I would like to say three or four years. However, I question whether this answer would be appropriate. The truth is that I have seen so much improvement in my recently penned articles that my earlier stuff embarrasses me, and it's only material from the past six months to a year that I feel okay with having available.

    I am now at a point where I am comfortable with the quality of my writing. However, I have to wonder if further improvement will make me feel as bothered by this work as I am by my previous work...

    1. Laura Schneider profile image91
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Chris Qu, don't over-think it: you had to learn. Your earlier works were simply part of that process. We all go through it if we stick with writing (or anything) long enough. Accept your earlier works and be proud of your progress since then. :-)

  8. milleramanda53 profile image79
    milleramanda53posted 5 years ago

    I have been writing for 4 years and have published 4 books on top of what I write and publish on HubPages.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image91
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      WOW! I'm always blown away by someone who can write a book. I'm a tech writer, so I've written a few hundred manuals, but nothing fiction aside from short stories. Four years + 4 PUBLISHED books--"you go" milleramanda53! You're inspiring to us all!

  9. kj force profile image71
    kj forceposted 5 years ago

    Laura....I have always enjoyed writing, however after acquiring this auto-immune disorder and losing the precious art of walking, and " normal " everyday taken for granted abilities 5 years ago , I knew there had to be others facing the same frustrations. Since my retirement from Medicine, I have done Medical Research,so I started a website and began to write about the issues many have to deal with on a daily basis and have published two books, of which I took a  " tongue in cheek" humor approach. Using the metaphor of " weeds " as survivors in the garden of life and I have heard from many people whose lives have been changed by my writes, so in this way I have found my " purpose " in life... letting others know they are not alone in this world.
    Great question...looking forward to hearing other responses....

    1. Laura Schneider profile image91
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      kj force, if you touch even ONE life in a positive way, you are a hero in my mind. "letting others know they are not alone in this world" is such a positive thing that I'm sure you've touched even more than you realize. Thank you for your good works!

  10. lone77star profile image82
    lone77starposted 5 years ago

    I've been writing for my own purposes since 1958, starting out writing science fiction.

    I've published a novel. I've won first place honors for an essay ("Outsiderness in the Scientific Community," Krupnick Award, Los Angeles), and first place honors for a short story ("Toady," Dutton Books Award, Los Angeles).

    I now have over a dozen websites and six blogs. I also write for clients all over the world, including Paris, France, Sydney, Australia and Houston, Texas.

    Now, I'm working on several science fiction novels and two non-fiction books.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image91
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      WOW!! An inspiration to all of us (at least to me)! You're smiling in your picture, so life as a writer must be pretty good. As a professional tech writer, I share your smile--get paid doing what we love. I have to look up your other works! Cheers!

  11. wisdom25 profile image76
    wisdom25posted 5 years ago

    I've been writing poetry since I was 12 years old. As far as short stories and articles I've only been writing for 6 years total.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image91
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      wisdom25, "only" 6 years gave me a chuckle; and, poetry counts as serious writing! Best of luck on your upcoming years of writing. I hope you never tire of it because you're obviously a versatile writer with a wide background. That's cool!

    2. wisdom25 profile image76
      wisdom25posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Laura. That mean a lot. I'm still trying to improve my writing as much as possible. Much Love and Respect.

 
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