Writing As One Of My Biggest Hobbies

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  1. Helene Lawson

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    Whenever I feel let down, or I want to let go off my bad emotions and talk about my life experience I start writing. It's like a cure for me, whenever I touch the pen or pencil I could be writing for endless hours, and the time dashes so fastly. In the future I would love to become a successful writer, and this dream is very big, the biggest one I have ever had, I think that I will have the strength in me to be successful with this. The Internet is a big industry and can gain you lots of traffic to your books.
     
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    I started to keep a private journal in my teens, as a way of putting my emotions and feelings into words, and I have been writing ever since. For years I wrote poetry, and I did have a few poems published in some small poetry magazines. Now I am a freelance content writer and I get paid to write articles, blog posts, ebook content and occasionally to do some copywriting. It was never a dream for me, I have always known that writing was important to me but I never thought I would end up being paid to write.

    You are obviously a writer so you should go ahead and write your book. Then you will know if you can live your dream. If you don't give it a try, it will just be an unfulfilled dream.
     
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    I've always enjoyed writing, though I was never much of a diary keeper until I spent two years in Eritrea and wrote something every day. I was glad that I did, because I used my notebooks to write a book about my experiences. The journals made the process easy, because I didn't have to do much more than be an editor rather than an author. Just a case of putting everything into neat chapters and taking out the swearing...
     
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    I never had any desire to write a book. I enjoy writing and I wanted to write well but I was more interested in essays and brief articles. There is nothing about my life I would dare put to paper or online. I have nothing to put in a book, but I enjoy writing. I have a drawer full of miscellaneous effort on what ever has caught my interest but nothing publishable. If you have the time and desire, follow your dream. You all sound like true writers.
     
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    Same as me I also get paid to write articles, and other different content. I think that it's a very good way to make some spare money, because you're doing something that is you're hobby and additionally you are also getting paid for doing it.
    Thanks for those motivating words, but I still don't know what I could write about, I was thinking about writing a novel, but first I would need to have a good idea and inspiration.
     
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    Did you're book got published? :) Writing about you're own experience, is always a good idea, I guess. ;)
     
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    I remember writing essays in school. The teacher would always point out my essays and always wanted me to read them infront of the class, because they were well written. Maybe one day you will want to put you're experiences about life on paper, I think that everybody at some point want to be remembered, and while being seniors they want to share with their life experience.
     
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    My book was published in March this year. What was even better, from my point of view, was that the whole experience gave me the impetus to write a novel, which is in the process of being published now. It should, I think, come out in about November. I didn't find it as difficult as I'd expected - I had the characters in my head and it was just a case of working out a story into which I could fit them.
     
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    Great to hear, that it's getting published. Did you pay a lot for it? I will definitely check out you're book when it gets published, are you also making an ebook for people to download it from the Internet in PDF format? :) How much time did you spend writing you're book?
     
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    My factual book took me about six months and my fictional one a couple of months longer. The factual one was, as I mentioned, quite easy because I really only had to transcribe and edit my diaries. That book is only available in paperback, but my novel is being published both in print and e-format. That was nothing to do with me - once I had sold my soul to the publisher, it was up to them what they did with it!
     
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    That's not a long time. :) But the publisher must have been interested in you're book, as he decided to publish it? You are probably very excited with that being done. :D
     
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