How I Got Started in Writing
So without further adieu, here is a synopsis of how I got started in writing:
I caught the “bug” back in 2013. I was reading books (lots of them, I’ll give you the list someday). In a particular fiction book, it said in the back that if you had an idea for a book, not to tell this author but to write the book yourself. I guess this author got a lot of requests/ideas for his book series. I actually have a story about him. He’ll remain nameless. In one of his books, he mentions my hometown. This town is small and to see it appear in a book from a national author was pretty amazing. So I emailed him and asked him how he knew about that town. He came back with a note that didn’t sit well with me. He said something like “don’t you wish you knew”. Well, after that I was pretty disillusioned about him. If he didn’t want to tell me, all he could have said was, “I’m sorry but I don’t release that information”. He didn’t have to be so mean about it. I later stopped reading his book series because the stories started to be absurd. They didn’t really seem like they would happen in real life. I wasn’t the only one who thought that. So he lost a reader.
Well, I haven’t written any books yet but I have multiple notebooks filled with stories. Most are fiction. I’ve been dreaming up stories since I was a little kid. I just didn’t realize I could write so much and in extreme detail. I usually start the old-fashioned way of writing it down on paper. Does anyone even know what paper is? People use all kinds of electronic devices these days: cellphone (or should I say mobile? When did this term become a fad?), tablets, laptops (remember when they used to call them notebooks?) and desktop computers.
I think it’s easier to hand-write stories. At least it’s easier for me right now. You can go where it is quiet and then get your brain thinking. I usually go to my bedroom or out on the balcony. Of course, the balcony isn’t quiet. There are so many cars passing on the highway but I can get in a groove and just start writing. Of course, if I had a working laptop I might use that. It would be easier but mine got destroyed. Yep, another story you’ll hear about. I used to type all my stories on my laptop.
Why not write in my office? My office is freezing cold and has mold growing everywhere. Another story...stay tuned.
I’ve got lots of stories. I see something just about every day that I can make into a story, whether it be non-fiction or fiction. The other night while trying to sleep, I made up another fiction story. I got so deep into the story, I even surprised myself. I jotted down the specifics on my cell phone to remember.
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