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How can I become a writer with out being afraid?

I am currently a sophomore in high school and I wanna publish a manuscript but I am afraid of what will happen Can you guys give me any advice? writing author books

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Robert T’s Answer

You should get "The elements of Style" by William Strunk Jr and E.B White. I think you should just go for it. Try to learn from criticism like, what is construction criticism and what is criticism just trying to break you down. You'll get there.


Good Luck.

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David’s Answer

Nothing will happen if you do not submit your manuscript and you will be safe. Safe is boring. Submit it and when it comes back find out why, rewrite, amend and fix. Resubmit. Repeat as needed.
Writers get rejected. A lot.


Thanks I like writing its like a second home for me and I have gotten shunned for writing well what I write xD some like it and others think its boring thanks a lot Maria D.

There has never been a writer that everybody likes. Hemingway is/was hated by many. That didn't stop him. David Broer-LeRoux

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Andreas’s Answer

As everyone is saying, act first.

The only way to truly know the future is to live it, and I highly suggest going through with publishing to the best of your abilities.

Worst case scenario is you learn along the way, and write an even better piece that will flourish. You can only reach your destination by moving there, and you need to take the steps forward in order to see the outcomes here.

I highly suggest moving forward with submitting your works, and continuing to write what you are passionate about until you see success.
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Simeon’s Answer

Write early and write often. Get feedback from others and develop your own voice. Find a good editor that you trust. Having professional eyes look over your work is worth every penny you can get. Be careful about posting your work online as you don't know who might try to repurpose it as their own work. Get the first edition of your work completed as quickly as possible and work on being a ruthless editor of your own work. If this is your first book, you might need to develop an online audience on YouTube, social media, or with a blog to prove to potential publishers that there is a market for your book. If you end up not being able to line up a publisher, you can use Amazon.com to self-publish. Amazon offers the service of being able to print off your book one copy at a time, so you don't have to worry about printing them off in batches.
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Bobby’s Answer

You're gonna get your teeth kicked in a few times. That's just the business. You gotta get tough. To become a professional, you've gotta get a thick skin and be ultra-dedicated.


Write and read every day. That's most of the battle.

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Mario D.’s Answer

Don't over think it. Best thing you can do is make sure you're confident in your writing Craft. If that means going back to basics and learning everything all over then that's what you need to do. Rejection is an opinion that is all it is. Look at the piece of art called "Mona Lisa." 10 people love the artwork. 10 people hate it. But we all know it's a work of art. Be confident by becoming competent in your writing then put it out there in small amounts. To be confident is to practice the craft of writing every nook and cranny of it.
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Laura’s Answer

Part of being an artist is pushing past that fear. If you are making work that you find meaningful and put your heart into it, that will never completely go away. But it's that type of sharing that is what makes writing/art so powerful. If you aren't a little afraid, you probably aren't pushing hard enough.


Good luck, and try to embrace the fear. It's okay for people to not like your work. Try to be open to criticism. It is a lot more informative for your own growth than if people just tell you there's nothing to improve or change.

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