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View Poll Results: At what age did you start taking writing seriously?
6 or earlier 1 1.45%
7-8 2 2.90%
9-10 6 8.70%
11-12 19 27.54%
13-14 20 28.99%
15-16 10 14.49%
17-18 1 1.45%
19-20 1 1.45%
21-22 0 0%
23-24 0 0%
25 and up 0 0%
I haven't...yet! 9 13.04%
Voters: 69. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-30-2008, 01:57 PM View Post #1 (Link) Poll #17: When Did You Start Taking Writing Seriously?
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Poll idea by Shaun. It's a little different than the last poll, which was about when you started writing for pleasure.

You can probably define "seriously" as the point when you started critiquing and doing research.

Old 01-30-2008, 03:18 PM View Post #2 (Link)
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There should be an option for people like me who haven't started taking it seriously yet
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Old 01-30-2008, 03:21 PM View Post #3 (Link)
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Hehe, I can give you an approximate date too! 2nd of August 2006. I had this idea for a story and spent the next six months hand-writing it. *It was awful!* But I have been writing ever since and I am still trying to fix the mess my 13-year-old-self left my story in . . .
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I started in a class my mom forced me to take. I hate writing before that, but now I can't stop. It is my escape valve too. , but I read the books I wrote back then and choke. They are so bad. But I write most of my stuff on paper and then if I like it enough I put it on the computer. .
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I actually didn't want to be a writer until the latter half of my senior year when I realize that making up fantasy worlds and telling stories about things that don't exist is actually a lot of fun.
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This is hard for me. Like I said before, I'm not sure I want to pursue writing as a career unless I go into sports journalism, but I've been writing constantly on RPG's and such since I was 11. I first started writing serious poetry when I was 13, although it paled in comparison to what I write now. Its hard, but I'll say 13-14.
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April 3rd, 2005.

I was a Neopets roleplayer back then, and an elaborate character background turned into a brilliant plot. (It turned out not to be so brilliant, but at least it wasn't cliche.) Anyway, I spent the next two years trying to write my first novel, and when I finished it, I decided it was horrible. Then I spent a year or so writing and discarding first pages. I also tried to rewrite my first novel, but I've given up.

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Old 02-01-2008, 12:34 PM View Post #8 (Link)
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I took it seriously three years ago

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I just began taking it seriously last...November, maybe? When my mom and dad split up. I started writing, and it (IT. That's what I'll call it.) never got finished. I still have the original documents, so I may attempt to salvage it someday. At the moment though, my computer keys are screwed up, so I can't even get to my documents. It isn't fun, because I was finally getting into my groove with 'Sense.'

I'm going to do a little shameless publicity here. If anyone would like to read 'Sense,' it is posted in the Members-Only Stories forum, and constructive criticism is needed...

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Old 07-04-2008, 12:01 AM View Post #10 (Link)
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I can give a date also December 12 of last year(2007). Someone(WITHOUT PERMISSION) read through my story book.
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