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Posted 8/31/15 , edited 8/31/15
Everyone can be a writer but not everyone can be a GOOD writer.

To be a good writer you only need to engage people to your story. If someone forgets about the real world and immerse themselves into your story, then you did a good job. But if your story is boring, repetitive and fails at creating a connection between the characters and the readers, then you're just a bad writer.

I'm a bad writer because I tend to rant a lot and add too many descriptions so in the end they become tedious to read XD but I LOVE to read and the stories I have liked the most are the ones I connected with the characters and their lives. Those that make you cry, laugh and experience everything like if it was real are the best books/ writers in my opinion.

Also, a good writer for me can be a bad writer for you. If you want to write, go ahead! practice makes perfection! some people are born with that talent and others only need to practice more. What matters is if you have passion for writing and with the 7 billion people in this world there must someone who may like it.
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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.

I'm pretty sure your just supposed to write shit about your life and experiences , it could be day to day stuff or special events in your life
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qualeshia3 wrote:


BlueOni wrote:

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.

I'm pretty sure your just supposed to write shit about your life and experiences , it could be day to day stuff or special events in your life


The heck I wanna do that for. I don't even like writing in journals.
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As someone who writes for contests and blogs off and on. I will say that there is a vast difference between say... writing as a hobby... and trying to write for a living.

With enough time, patience, and practice. Yes anyone can essentially be a writer. But to be a writer good enough to be noticed and to get your material out there is a completely different level.

And even then unless you are lucky enough to make some smash hit like the next LotR or Harry Potter writing isn't exactly the greatest thing out there financially.

But getting complimented on your works and having others critique it in a manner that isn't just "This is utter garbage." as well as pointing out your flaws and where you can improve on is probably one of the best feelings I have had in my time writing on the side.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

I don't even know how to blog.


You're pretty much doing it now. You get on the internet, you select a website on which to post, and you put up columns on whatever time scale suits you.
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Posted 8/31/15

qualeshia3 wrote:


L2401 wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:


BlueOni wrote:

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.

I'm pretty sure your just supposed to write shit about your life and experiences , it could be day to day stuff or special events in your life


The heck I wanna do that for. I don't even like writing in journals.


Don't get me wrong, same, I just wanted to answer the question
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qualeshia3 wrote:

The heck I wanna do that for. I don't even like writing in journals.


You could always make a character and blog from their perspective as a little writing exercise. I've actually been toying with doing something like that for a while.
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Ssomething wrote:

Everyone can be a writer but not everyone can be a GOOD writer.

To be a good writer you only need to engage people to your story. If someone forgets about the real world and immerse themselves into your story, then you did a good job. But if your story is boring, repetitive and fails at creating a connection between the characters and the readers, then you're just a bad writer.

I'm a bad writer because I tend to rant a lot and add too many descriptions so in the end they become tedious to read XD but I LOVE to read and the stories I have liked the most are the ones I connected with the characters and their lives. Those that make you cry, laugh and experience everything like if it was real are the best books/ writers in my opinion.

Also, a good writer for me can be a bad writer for you. If you want to write, go ahead! practice makes perfection! some people are born with that talent and others only need to practice more. What matters is if you have passion for writing and with the 7 billion people in this world there must someone who may like it.


I suck at show don't tell big time.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

The heck I wanna do that for. I don't even like writing in journals.


You could always make a character and blog from their perspective as a little writing exercise. I've actually been toying with doing something like that for a while.


I like that much better.
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I know you were just answering the question.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

I don't even know how to blog.


You're pretty much doing it now. You get on the internet, you select a website on which to post, and you put up columns on whatever time scale suits you.


Well it's better than telling my day by day life.
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Stonewolfe wrote:

As someone who writes for contests and blogs off and on. I will say that there is a vast difference between say... writing as a hobby... and trying to write for a living.

With enough time, patience, and practice. Yes anyone can essentially be a writer. But to be a writer good enough to be noticed and to get your material out there is a completely different level.

And even then unless you are lucky enough to make some smash hit like the next LotR or Harry Potter writing isn't exactly the greatest thing out there financially.

But getting complimented on your works and having others critique it in a manner that isn't just "This is utter garbage." as well as pointing out your flaws and where you can improve on is probably one of the best feelings I have had in my time writing on the side.


I write as a hobby but would love to write for a living.
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anyone can be a good writer. u just need an audience that u can relate to however, being a successful writer means u need to appeal to the pathetic, disgusting masses. writing that is too technical, or too pretentious, is very boring and stupid so i wouldnt worry about grammar too much unless u intend to make a career out of it.
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maxy0 wrote:

anyone can be a good writer. u just need an audience that u can relate to however, being a successful writer means u need to appeal to the pathetic, disgusting masses. writing that is too technical, or too pretentious, is very boring and stupid so i wouldnt worry about grammar too much unless u intend to make a career out of it.


Thanks.
Posted 8/31/15

qualeshia3 wrote:


I suck at show don't tell big time.


That certainly is a problem. Most people tend to hate books that only tell and don't show nothing, especially when it comes to emotions.

I say, grab your favorite book and compare it with your writing, write down the difference between that book and yours and write again and again until it gets better.

Every writer needs a beta-reader (or an editor if you're a professional writer), someone who can revise your story and also guide you to make it better. So ask for the help of other writers and listen to their input. Writing a book involves the work of many people, not just you. I hope you can get to a point where you feel content with your work. =]

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