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February 8th, 2010, 07:52 AM
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When did you realize that writing is something you really enjoyed doing? And could actually do well?
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February 8th, 2010, 11:50 AM
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November of 2009 I did Nanowrimo that month and that's when I realized that I cold actually write
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February 8th, 2010, 01:00 PM
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I can't remember ever not writing. I wrote my first novel when I was in sixth grade. I realized I could make a living at it in college and got a degree in Technical Journalism. I worked as a newspaper reporter until my son was born, and now freelance technical writing lets me stay home with him and pays the bills.
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February 8th, 2010, 04:50 PM
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Ummmm...yeah I can't remember not writing either. But I never let anyone ever read anything I've written. I wrote a "novel" (it sounds funny to say I don't know why lol) when I was 15. I still have it somewhere. It wasn't until recently when I published my fanfic online and got the feedback that I have that I realized it could be something I could do for a living if I tried.
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February 8th, 2010, 11:54 PM
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Ive always wrote.. and love doing it almost as much as reading. i suppose i didnt realize i was good at it til high school, when one of my friends needed help on a fan fic (it was nsync lmao and i loathed boybands) and i wrote a few scenes for her and she kept bringing the story back to me when she was stuck cuz she loved my writing style.
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February 12th, 2010, 04:47 PM
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I started my first "novel" when I was 8yrs old. It's called The Secret of Willow Brooke. It was written in a pink spiral notebook, written in pencil. When I found a bunch of my old stuff about 6yrs ago I started typing it all out so it wouldn't be lost as the pencil faded. THEN during some major PPD after DD was born I through everything away in a fit of temper

So now all I have is more recent stuff that's on my laptop and backed up on a flash drive.
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February 12th, 2010, 08:04 PM
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I don't remember not wanting to write. but I would say, probably early high school. I was writing a lot in high school.
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