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Can just about anybody become a writer?
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kaolinite wrote:

You can if you practice and can hone your writing skill. Its possible.:)


Oh I practice. I can never stick to one story/idea though.


Then work on staying organized and managing /multitasking, and don't simply abandon things on a whim. I do it too, so it sounds cheesy, but thats the best advice I can give you, and good luck to you.
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kaolinite wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:


kaolinite wrote:

You can if you practice and can hone your writing skill. Its possible.:)


Oh I practice. I can never stick to one story/idea though.


Then work on staying organized and managing /multitasking, and don't simply abandon things on a whim. I do it too, so it sounds cheesy, but thats the best advice I can give you, and good luck to you.


Thank you very much. This will be a challenge, but should I write a short story daily until I get an idea for a novel?
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qualeshia3 wrote:




Oh. Wait...is this your story?


I was making references to this:

I assumed you were in on the joke so I continued making references (Bright side I've gained a greater appreciation of body language and voice tone that you don't get with text)
-Snow queen Ice Dragon was the original pen name of the author when she submitted it to a fan fiction site.
-she lives in London (originally known as Londinium in the Roman period)
-British weather comes in 50 shades of Grey


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I'm so stupid.
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Then *there* is "proper" ....

Sorry, couldn't help myself seeing you were talking about writing XD


That's okay.
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If the success of 50 Shades of Gray says anything, anyone can become a writer, yes, but that doesn't mean they'll become a good, well respected writer.
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I say a lot of people could become a writer. Being able to publish a successful book on the other hand is difficult. Even if you've achieved that doesn't necessarily mean that writing will be enough of income to depend on solely.

I can write. I have done so since I was a child. I had two stories published in a local newspaper. I also entered a short story competition just to win a prize when I'd just left the family home to strike out on my own. I didn't expect to have a publisher contact me asking for more. I freaked out. I wasn't ready for that then.

I've read books that had a good story but were executed poorly. If the story is really good I'll let it slide and try not to grind my teeth at some bad spelling and grammar. There is a limit however. If it gets in the way of the flow of the story then that book is useless to me.

Then there are some with excellent grammar and literary devices but they ended up dull.

A writer has to be able to take something from criticism good and bad then learn from that to grow as a better writer.
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I say a lot of people could become a writer. Being able to publish a successful book on the other hand is difficult. Even if you've achieved that doesn't necessarily mean that writing will be enough of income to depend on solely.

I can write. I have done so since I was a child. I had two stories published in a local newspaper. I also entered a short story competition just to win a prize when I'd just left the family home to strike out on my own. I didn't expect to have a publisher contact me asking for more. I freaked out. I wasn't ready for that then.

I've read books that had a good story but were executed poorly. If the story is really good I'll let it slide and try not to grind my teeth at some bad spelling and grammar. There is a limit however. If it gets in the way of the flow of the story then that book is useless to me.

Then there are some with excellent grammar and literary devices but they ended up dull.

A writer has to be able to take something from criticism good and bad then learn from that to grow as a better writer.


I'm one of those people who want to write a story with both great grammar AND story telling.
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Anybody can write, but not everyone can tell a story.
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if you've got an interesting story and can write it in a non boring way. you can write.
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AiYumega wrote:

Anybody can write, but not everyone can tell a story.


Makes sense.
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I'd say people can be adept at writing sure, but with enough time and experience anyone could get the hang of it, it would necessarily make them a good story teller, just a writer.

as for the bonus question: Yes, or at least I'd like to think so. Most responses to my writing seem to be positive, I've been studying English long enough to understand story structure and have what I'd call my own style of writing.
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Everyone and their grandmother has a blog these days, don't they? There you go. Now, not everyone can be an adept or successful writer, but damned near everyone can be one at all.
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Everyone and their grandmother has a blog these days, don't they? There you go. Now, not everyone can be an adept or successful writer, but damned near everyone can be one at all.


I don't even know how to blog.
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