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Hi Pep's, I've got a question. I'm kind of curious. When did you begin to write stories? I'm asking because I often heard from writers generally that they begin earlier in they lives. In fact I've got a second question. Do you think in a way to be a good writer someone had to be in "the bath" (I don't know how to said that otherwise) when younger?N.O.K.
I started writing very young. It began with drawing. I drew scenes and then stories behind them which I would share with my sisters and parents. They were hugely entertained by them. I was probably six, seven years old. I wrote my first novel when I was thirteen or fourteen.I don't know that starting early makes a good writer. I believe that reading a crappy book makes you a good writer! (smile). Also reading a great book hones your skills.What I mean is I can write a story that says; Johnny arrived home. Johnny found his keys and opened the door to his house. Johnny was hungry and went to the refrigerator to look for something to eat. He found an apple and ate it.But a good writer would say. By the time Johnny reached his house his stomach was grumbling. It felt like a great empty pit. Quickly he dug into his pocket for his keys and once inside he wondered what there was to eat. He headed for the kitchen and straight for the refrigerator where he searched the contents until he located the prize; an apple. He picked it up happily, biting into it with enthusiasm.And that is what you have to do to become a good writer! You have to enjoy the words themselves as much as you enjoy the story that you want to tell. Does that make sense?
Yeah it really does. I guess I never saw things in that way. And that's completely true. I've read tons and tons of "crappy books" (;D) and now when I find a good one I can tell the difference and it helps. Thanks for your answer.N.O.K.