I Want to Be a Writer

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    I've always wanted to write

    since the day I learned how to read and by going to school I learned that I want to be a fiction young adult writer. I hope to be notice with help from my friends and soon see my own books being sold in bookstores.
    OnyxAo OnyxAo
    22-25, F
    Aug 19, 2015

    I'd like to publish my own novel one day.

    I'm working on it slowly every week.
    DoeADeer517 DoeADeer517
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 23, 2015

    But how can I be a writer

    if I haven't written anything?! Grrrrrr
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 14, 2016

    I've always been in love with books

    for as long as I could read and am planning on becoming published whenever I finish a short story I'd like to here everyone's thoughts
    CalibanZXZ CalibanZXZ
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 20, 2015

    I would like to be a published author someday.

    I hope it can happen, but the problem is that nobody is really there to motivate me. Sometimes as well, I can get a pretty good idea but simply feel like giving up. Any helpful advice?
    whatonmars whatonmars
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Jul 28, 2015

    Inner Child:

    Life is hard as we walk through the years Steps we all take bring laughter or tears. It starts with birth, that first burst of light. Eyes flutter shut, cuz it seems so bright. Needs are so simple, warmth of a breast. A blanket so warm, forms our first nest. Life beckons...
    JLynn23 JLynn23
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Feb 28, 2012
    whatonmars whatonmars
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Jul 28, 2015

    I know I'm young, but ever

    since I can remember I've wanted to be a writer. It's my passion, it's what keeps me happy in those sad times. I find that writing is the only way for me to truly express myself. When I write, it's like I'm transported into a whole different world, a world where anything is...
    LopsidedLollipop LopsidedLollipop
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 13, 2015

    Writing is the only way I can express my

    emotions without telling anyone in person.
    PRS021 PRS021
    22-25, T
    Aug 20, 2015

    I am writing a book, have 480+ pages now,

    I am feeling highly motivated, I want to get it published=)
    nicky411 nicky411
    22-25, F
    Aug 31, 2015

    I'm gonna write a book soon

    and thinking about the different ideas gets me so excited I get chills :)
    Iamalostcause Iamalostcause
    22-25, M
    May 15, 2014

    Recently my friends granddad passed away she

    asked me to write something for her to say about him, I wrote away thinking it wasn't that good. However everyone love it. I love writing I want to write but I just feel I won't succeed
    cailowe cailowe
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 22, 2015

    It's my thing that my family

    for some stupid reason does not want to except.
    SweetAlone13 SweetAlone13
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 20, 2014

    I'm currently writing a book with a friend

    and one day I hope to have it published, hopefully in the near future.
    Basedgodbilly Basedgodbilly
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 23, 2015

    More than anything in the world.

    I have no idea what I want to be or do in my life other than write. I love writing poetry and short stories. Falling in love with words and getting lost in stories, it's amazing. One day I hope to be a beloved published author, one day.
    Loveneeded Loveneeded
    18-21, F
    Aug 3, 2015

    I'm finally going to do it.

    I swear I will this time. It's something. It's better than nothing. There is a publisher looking to make a short story collection around a picture prompt. They're looking for submissions. I'm going to do it. I'm going to send a story in. And even if it doesn't get chosen...
    SunnysWifeBlue SunnysWifeBlue
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Feb 10, 2014

    Read this and tell me what you think?

    Choice, choice is something we are given at birth yet it is amazing how easily it can be taken away or rather how easily we allow it to be taken from us. Have you ever wondered what life would be like if you had made a different choice? Have you ever asked your self " what is...
    shaunrain shaunrain
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 27, 2015

    Always wanting, never being.

    .. Honestly, if ever I wanted to be something, I wanted to be a writer. But whenever it came to actually write, I lacked initiative. Every inspired thought I ever had, I left to waiting, to hunger, to starve of my lack of action. A creative, inventive mind can set you apart from...
    citylights589 citylights589
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 14, 2015

    Plot: a boy is born with a special power,

    and that power is to see how people died when he ingests any kind of pastry
    Kurlzz3Tears Kurlzz3Tears
    18-21, M
    Nov 25, 2015

    I've always wanted to be a writer.

    The written word has always come so naturally to me. When my spoken word fails me the written ones never do. I read my work from high school and miss how much I use to write. I miss my notebooks being filled with random story ideas or short stories I wrote. I miss the passion I...
    LexaLee44 LexaLee44
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 11, 2015

    Ep Spark

    Never thought myself much of a writer, but my time here on ep has unearthed a passion within me that I never want to extinguish. I don't know if I have the talent, but feel there is a story to be written that may be bigger than ep. Thank you ep, thank you my friends on ep.
    deleted deleted
    Mar 11, 2012

    I used to write so much more.

    I will be trying to get back into it this year.
    trashspice trashspice
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 5, 2016

    I love writing so much.

    Ever since I was little I would make stories and tell them to my audience (toys) and then I started writing them down. Today I write whenever I get the chance. In my journals, laptop even Ipod. I make notes and get inspired by reading books and watching movies. I hope there...
    rukesh3 rukesh3
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 14, 2014

    Recently in my life I have felt

    that I want to return to writing. Writing was once such a wondrous past time when I was a child. The limitless bounds to my imagination could be captured using the limited vocabulary I had built for myself. I remember a story or two even raised a few eyebrows when I was...
    nsywm nsywm
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Mar 2, 2015

    I've written a book. I wrote it all the way

    through my high school years, but I don't feel like it's The book. I want to write another one, this one to be published, but I'm afraid it will clash with school and life in general. And I don't know if I'm any good, I just write because I love to write and not because I want...
    Claudiassophia Claudiassophia
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 4, 2016
    iVadovines iVadovines
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Dec 8, 2014

    I used to write stories a lot back

    when I was a junior in high school. Long since I have destroyed every copy I had and I regret it so now I decided a new path. A new story universe based on the real world rather than my own convoluted fantasies. Character Idea: -When he was younger he was a bit accident prone...
    AKoolGuy AKoolGuy
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 26, 2015

    I think it was Dylan Thomas

    who referred to writing as 'my dark and lonely craft'
    jameson939 jameson939
    56-60, M
    Jan 22, 2016

    I am getting a poetry book published,

    and I'm so excited! I still can't believe the first publisher we asked said yes! Writing is my escape from everything. It's where I vent when no one will listen, or nothing can be done about a situation. I've gotten quite good at it, and I'm the only one in my class who...
    winglessdove winglessdove
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 20, 2015

    Working on a great project,

    with spaceships, blue hair and earth in 2500.
    AlaRubra AlaRubra
    18-21, T
    Aug 21, 2015

    I have an idea of what I want to do

    for my story, but I always struggle with the beginning
    whatonmars whatonmars
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Jul 28, 2015

    I'm working on it. It's one of the only things

    I feel confident about and that I'm really good at, but making it a career is so difficult.
    transcady transcady
    31-35, T
    Sep 3, 2015

    Wanna write scripts? In Southern California?

    Want to make videos or play games? I have 2 free groups on FB (& Tagged, Yahoo & Google Groups) forming. Comment/message for links & questions. Film group is no budget, indie, independent, guerrilla, skeleton crew level. No experience needed. Seeking location scouts, actors...
    supergirl805 supergirl805
    22-25, F
    Feb 10, 2016

    I'm trying to write a novel

    but I haven't touched it in a year. I'm just really stuck. And I can't concentrate. Which sucks because I love my story. I think it's so good
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Nov 11, 2015

    From as young as I can remember I was always

    huddled over a notebook writing stories about anything and everything. My imagination was wild and there was no limit to what I could write. All my teachers sang my praises saying I was a gifted writer and I should definitely pursue it as a career. I'm still passionate about...
    thisisjuno thisisjuno
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 11, 2016

    Would really like some advice

    as far as getting more writing done. The obvious answer is just do it I get that. What I would like to here is what method do you use personally and how much do you get done? Do you write 500 words a day? A whole chapter? Can you only devote an hour a day? Stuff like that. I try...
    AJ2487 AJ2487
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Aug 20, 2015

    It's Why I'm Here

    I was writing something and needed some information one day, so I Googled it and was looking at a few different results.  One of them was someones story here in EP.  I read it, and then looked over the site a bit. I had been having some difficulties writing, suffering...
    darknight darknight
    46-50, M
    12 Responses Nov 11, 2009

    I have written books

    and thrown them away. I have penned letters and poems and then set them to the fire. Nothing, I repeat, nothing was ever good enough for me. I feel the fire in my chest when I punch the keys. I style the ink into form and when in the throws of creation; I am water tight and...
    MalingerMind MalingerMind
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Feb 11, 2016

    I write short books but one of my main problems

    is i have too many ideas for books that I never end up finishing them. I just write like 1-3 chapters and then start writing another book. Any tips? Also, anyone want to trade books?
    NoOneSpecial4 NoOneSpecial4
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jul 28, 2015

    I Love You With A Side Of Food Poisoning.

    My boyfriend and I have had an interesting relationship. Long story short: dated for a year and a half, broke up because of parent drama, were separated for under a year and then got back together. Now, since we don't have a "monthiversery", we just pick a day once a month, or...
    anonymous1311 anonymous1311
    18-21, F
    Jul 15, 2012

    I want to be a writer one day.

    A famous writer. Not J.K. Rowling famous but like Rick Riordan famous!! I want to be know in the world!
    Justagirllivinglife1 Justagirllivinglife1
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jun 14, 2014

    I am a writer. When peiple say they want to be

    a writer they mean they want to live off it. But being a writer where the only audience is you can create the most honest peices.
    EllieAmazing EllieAmazing
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 27, 2014

    i always dwell on my dream becoming a

    succesfull writer and a surgery doctor ever since my mom bought me novels when i was 10
    SpecificallyWeird SpecificallyWeird
    16-17, F
    Feb 10, 2016

    I really hope that my brother will never see

    this, you see he doesn't quite think I can do it. I'm studying science though I hate. My parent's aren't making me but it's how our education in Morocco works. I can't wait to graduate to go to college, overseas hopefully. Writing is something I love to do it's my passion. I've...
    meryemJo meryemJo
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 12, 2014

    Since I joined EP, I have been writing stories

    about myself on here, and I noticed how much my writing skills, and ideas improved over time. Also my language arts teacher likes the way I write in my notebook, and then once I hit my 100th story on EP, I realized that I have a gift of becoming a published writer/author...
    Tagstar2000 Tagstar2000
    16-17, M
    1 Response Nov 26, 2015

    The Cabin Witch

    She lives alone, in an isolated cabin in the mountains. She is there now, waiting. I've written about Mercy Weaver for twenty years. I age, she holds firmly within her youthful glory. I write her life, I become her inner self. I abandon her. I sometimes leave her in turmoil, or...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone
    56-60, F
    4 Responses Jun 1, 2011

    Guys, take some time off

    and read this The Fluttering Hearted Flirt - http ://wp.me/p67thY-C May give you a fresh look at your own vision. I write to inspire.
    whatishappening15 whatishappening15
    26-30, F
    Aug 4, 2015

    Here's a poem I just literally wrote

    for a assignment. I am from the land of misfit toys From broken dreams and heart break Where the sun doesn't shine much A world shaded black and white I am from rude awakenings From a land where nothing is given to you Cities where life is disregard like spoiled milk A society...
    Basedgodbilly Basedgodbilly
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 24, 2015

    I want to be a writer.

    I would like to write the scenes that keeps popping on my mind. I tried to write them but I only got to a one sentence or two because I don't know how to describe the next scenario.
    cruXiaL cruXiaL
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Aug 20, 2015

    I am writing a book and it

    now has 800 pages and a lot more to go, maybe double... I wanted to know if I should split it up into separate books. Would you read a very long novel all in one go?
    nicky411 nicky411
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Nov 12, 2015
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