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Road Trip Wednesday #33 When/why did you start writing?


Welcome to our 33rd Road Trip Wednesday!

Road Trip Wednesday is a "Blog Carnival," where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on our own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

We'd love for you to participate! Just answer the prompt on your own blog and leave a link in the comments!
This week's topic:

When/why did you start writing?

Michelle: And I realized -- I had the time.

Lee: That moment when I realized if I didn't at least try, I'd never know.

Leila: It started with self-publishing when I was about four.

Amanda: I always wanted to write.

Kate: Let's talk about why I stopped writing.


Next week's topic:
If your favorite fictional characters used FML, what would they write?



*photo courtesy of PhillpC



Amanda Hannah

Amanda grew up on a big farm in a small town with one stoplight, one school, and a handful of imaginary friends.She would’ve gone to college forever, but eight years and five majors tested her advisor’s patience. So she moved to Germany to explore creepy castles before landing in Spain where she’s perfecting her Flamenco.

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26 comments:

  1. I've been writing as long as I could. I've only gotten serious about publication in the last year.

    I write because I have stories to tell that I think some people may want to hear- not your average sparkly paranormal YA- if you get what I mean.

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  2. It's a long story, involving natural childbirth, running, and a pickle with superpowers:
    http://katharineowens.blogspot.com/

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  3. Great topic today :) Here's my answer: http://hddodson.blogspot.com/

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  4. I used to write when I was younger. Stories, poetry and songs. Then stopped after I got married and had kids. On urging from my husband I started to write novels. Here's my story:

    http://lmpreston.blogspot.com/2009/08/my-first-day-as-blogger.html

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  6. Awesome topic this week! Though I seriously can't wait for next week's. =D
    http://writerschasm.blogspot.com/2010/06/rtw-beginning-of-this-long-journey.html

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  7. I'm not exactly sure when I started but I did recall today getting caught in German class (I must have been 14 or 15) balancing a copy on my knees under the desk writing a novel. My German teacher confiscated it. I had to go to the staffroom afterwards to ask for it back. She handed it over and told me it was "quite good"!

    The realisation today was that she could have read it out to the class and totally humiliated me. So she was a nice teacher after all. Wish I'd realised that at the time!

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  8. I've been reading and writing since I was four years old. It's my passion.

    http://kairigokujr.blogspot.com/2010/06/why-write.html

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  9. Great topic. It all started with magic tea bags :)
    http://www.notenoughbookshelves.com

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  10. Here's my story-- Batman and robin, being LD, grow up and childbirth. Oh and some fan fiction thrown in for good measure.

    http://somethingelsetodistractme.blogspot.com/2010/06/road-trip-wednesday-why-did-i-start.html

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  11. I've been writing for as long as I can remember...I actually posted about this on my blog yesterday: http://ghenetwrites.blogspot.com/2010/06/why-im-glad-i-got-mfa-part-1.html

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  12. I like these comments from writers, both recently resurrected and long, long term.

    Mine is here:
    http://starslikerain.blogspot.com/2010/06/road-trip-wednesday-when-and-why.html

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  13. I already have posts planned for the rest of the week, so here's my answer:

    Er, 'cause I wanted to. ;)

    I just didn't realize at the time it would become an obsession.

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  14. I had my 3rd child and I realized I needed some way to exercise my brain. :)

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  15. Great topic!

    Here's my post: http://raven-ashley.blogspot.com/2010/06/rtw-once-upon-time.html

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  16. Here it is: http://michellehodkin.blogspot.com/2010/06/ya-highways-road-trip-wednesday.html

    But next weeks? Hells yeah.

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  17. We are realllll late with this one. Can't wait for this school year to end :( Check out our response here:

    http://cuzwewrite.blogspot.com/2010/06/rtw-whenwhy-did-we-start-writing.html

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  18. Ooh good one! Mine's short and simple... http://kirstenjoyrice.blogspot.com/2010/06/rtw-abracadabra-poof.html

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  19. Since the 7th grade. But you can read all about it. It's the current post.

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  20. http://www.bluelipsticksamurai.com/2010/06/road-trip-wednesday-and-award.html

    I am here! I am late, but I am here!

    Replying to everyone tomorrow, guys. <33

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  21. Great topic! Charlotte's Web was the tipping point for me. Of course, I was six, so there are a few things that come after that.

    http://chazleydotson.blogspot.com/2010/06/why-do-you-write.html

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  22. It all started in first grade with the twisted imagination of a seven-year-old girl.

    http://writer-renegade.blogspot.com/2010/06/why-it-is-that-i-write.html

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  23. When I was little with that paper that the teachers give you. You know the kind that only has lines halfway down the page so you can draw and write: http://meeroar.blogspot.com/2010/06/whenwhy-did-you-start-writing.html

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  24. Here's my post responding to the question.

    http://chaosoflcd14.wordpress.com/2010/06/18/whenwhy-did-you-start-writing/

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  25. I dictated a narrative to my dad - about the chickens and eggs I'd drawn -- when I was two. He typed it up for me, and I guess I was hooked.

    I got serious about it after a friend published a memoir (Lost in Moscow, by Kirsten Koza), and I realized that "real" people can publish books.

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