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How to become a writer, with little to no experience?

How to become a writer, with little to no experience? Topic: How to write a school play
June 21, 2019 / By Leeann
Question: Well I'm fairly young, and I want to write a book. It sounds really easy right? Just write it. Well it's defiantly not that easy! It's like I get this idea, and then I start plotting and typing. Then I get to a few thousand words and the ideas just stop flowing. I need some writers advice and help!
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Jojo Jojo | 3 days ago
My first "book" consisted of four words. I had already drawn the pictures and did not know how to write, so I told my mom to put "Winter," "Spring," "Summer," and "Fall" on each of the pictures. Yeah, it was kind of silly, but still a good start for a four y/o (before that I had only drawn pictures, hoping to become an illustrator when I grew up). Throughout elementary school I wrote a few short stories and at least one play. I didn't start a "novel" until I was 11 and guess what? I got to around 80 pages and quit. You have to start somewhere. Every writer has some experience, otherwise he/she wouldn't be a writer. You crawl before you walk, you walk before you run. No one is going to stop you from tackling a project such as a novel, but the chances that you're going to finish it are extremely slim. The chances that it will be any good are even slimmer. (Few first novels are a person's best. Whenever I feel that I will never reach the quality of storytelling exhibited by so many authors who have inspired me, I reread a short story written by my favorite writer when he was very close to my age, which is such a hot mess I haven't been able to finish it yet.) I don't know how young you are, but I'm 21. I've never asked "how" to become a writer, because that's not how writing works. To become a writer, you write. To become a better writer, you read, read, read, read, READ and write. It's that simple. No HOW TO WRITE A NOVEL books. No classes, tutorials. Each person functions differently. You need to learn what works for YOU and YOU only. And the only way you can learn is by trial and error. A good way to try to get the ball rolling would be to try writing a short story or even flash fiction. Once you figure out how to start and finish a short story, you can expand your ideas. It's never going to be easy. If it was easy, everyone would be writing novels. You do it because you love it and are determined to see it through to the end.
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Jojo Originally Answered: How to become a writer, with little to no experience?
My first "book" consisted of four words. I had already drawn the pictures and did not know how to write, so I told my mom to put "Winter," "Spring," "Summer," and "Fall" on each of the pictures. Yeah, it was kind of silly, but still a good start for a four y/o (before that I had only drawn pictures, hoping to become an illustrator when I grew up). Throughout elementary school I wrote a few short stories and at least one play. I didn't start a "novel" until I was 11 and guess what? I got to around 80 pages and quit. You have to start somewhere. Every writer has some experience, otherwise he/she wouldn't be a writer. You crawl before you walk, you walk before you run. No one is going to stop you from tackling a project such as a novel, but the chances that you're going to finish it are extremely slim. The chances that it will be any good are even slimmer. (Few first novels are a person's best. Whenever I feel that I will never reach the quality of storytelling exhibited by so many authors who have inspired me, I reread a short story written by my favorite writer when he was very close to my age, which is such a hot mess I haven't been able to finish it yet.) I don't know how young you are, but I'm 21. I've never asked "how" to become a writer, because that's not how writing works. To become a writer, you write. To become a better writer, you read, read, read, read, READ and write. It's that simple. No HOW TO WRITE A NOVEL books. No classes, tutorials. Each person functions differently. You need to learn what works for YOU and YOU only. And the only way you can learn is by trial and error. A good way to try to get the ball rolling would be to try writing a short story or even flash fiction. Once you figure out how to start and finish a short story, you can expand your ideas. It's never going to be easy. If it was easy, everyone would be writing novels. You do it because you love it and are determined to see it through to the end.

Gemma Gemma
I've started writing when I was around 7, a little after the time I learned to draw (5) and I had little experience. At that age I didn't care about plots or anything, I just wrote for fun. But, right around the time I got in my teens; how I got better was reading "how to write" type of books, go to writing classes, read other people's works. Then when I hit around 16 or maybe 18, I went to writer's groups. Age doesn't matter when it comes to writing plots and whatnot. As for having a billion words in your mind spilling out, just keep a notebook. That way, you could write them in and if you ever feel like using those ideas, then you could do whatever you want with them without forgetting the ideas. Writing a book's not easy. I finished writing a 21 page young adult novel. It took roughly 2 1/2, maybe 3 years. That's not because i don't know how to write. It's because I kept changing things; chapter ideas, etc etc and I didn't have an ending for about 3 months or so. I thought sequels would be easier, but they're not. If you're looking to see if there's a writer's group by you, or any thing that you or anyone is interested in, try to go on www.meeetup.com. It sounds like a dating site, but it's not, it's free to join. I also have a chat room on www.wireclub.com, which is free, just find my room: Aspiring Writers. I hope this kind of helps
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Dee Dee
Writers write! They are compelled to. I recommend doing some travelling, seeing new places and peoples expands your horizons. Even a cross-country trip on a Greyhound bus is an excellent experience. After some travel you have to settle down and take a writing course at a local college 1 or 2 nights a week. This will give you a lot of input from the instructor and also other people interested in writing. Plus it s fun. Then you can also look online for some writing classes. Now you will have an idea if you are on the right track. By no you should be having thoughts on if you want to write a book or screenplay for a movie. You should also be getting ideas as to a story. I recommend writing books, I have written both screenplays and books. For a new writer, books give you a chance to write and publish (or self-publish) and make some money. Selling screenplays is tough, Hollywood is tough, expect rejection. But if you write a book and it sells well, you can send a copy to Hollywood and if they like it, they may make it a movie. Remember Writers write. You can also look online for websites who need people to write articles for magazines, etc.
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Brittney Brittney
You just figured out something that took me 4 years of college and 30 years of writing for business, before I figured that out. lol No one ever taught us how to write book, so it's not easy. Here's a link to a good book to get you started (and keep you going, since the idea is to use that info throughout the book, not just the beginning.) http://www.writersdigestshop.com/hooked-... That doesn't mean you have to buy it there. It's just a link. Maybe your library has it to borrow. Maybe you can find it cheaper somewhere else. BUT, notice the site it's on too. That's where you start. Check out the books to figure out what you don't know and, whether you choose to learn it through the books on that site or somewhere else, study what you don't know, until you know it. Somewhere in that studying, you get to practicing what the writers preach. Somewhere along the line you think you know enough and start your novel. That's when it gets fun. And, then? Then? Here's how to get published: Here are the steps you take: 1. Learn how to write a darn good story by reading books about how to do that. 2. Write the story based on everything you've learned. 3. Go back to fix the major and minor screw ups. (Like the main characters had brown eyes in chapter 1, but green eyes in chapter 8, you told the same thing twice, because you forgot you had already written that before, or you jumped over a couple of steps in the story to save space, but then you realize you need to show those steps to.) 4. Go back to revise your story to fit within all you've learned. 5. Revise, revise, revise, and then edit, edit, edit, until you just can't make it prettier. 6. Find other writers also working on their novels to critique their stories, while they critique yours. 7. Go back over your story, based on their critiques. (Revise, revise, revise, and then edit, edit, edit, until you just can't make it prettier, again. 8. Repeat 6 and 7, until they start nitpicking the most minor of things, because you can't ever make a novel perfect, or agreeable to everyone. 9. By the time you do all that stuff, you'll start learning just enough information about the publishing end of the business, to figure it out yourself most of the way, and for the stuff you don't get, you'll know enough other writers to ask questions. (This is going to be 3-5 years from now, if you hustle...longer if you dawdle.) And, to be clear, you don't have to write to get published. Funny thing though. Once you learn how, the idea of publishing often becomes more appealing. ;) Good luck and don't forget, it's supposed to be fun. lol
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Alishia Alishia
want to be a writer take a few writing classes start writing write about your day, write about your pet, write about your friends write for your school newspaper just write essays, short stories, news articles at first you will not be good at it the more you do it the better you will get it takes skill you get that with practice also read books about books and writing get a copy of The Elements of Style by Strunk and White
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Alishia Originally Answered: Should I be a writer?
Being a writer is great. You get all the fun of writing. It's also the poorest paid profession there is since you don't get a dime until after the book is accepted and then only if the publisher pays an advance (many don't). You can easily wait three years after a book is under contract to get a paycheck. That's the downside. The upside is you'll have less stress if you write and you probably won't need a psychiatrist. You'll self-analyze yourself and dig into your own fears and traumas to make your characters more believable. Writing is a great hobby. I won't give it up. BUT it's a poor way to make a living. Find another career you enjoy and write on the side. Do not count on it for income.

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