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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, 02:57 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.
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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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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.

So now it's EC. Who knows where my writing career will take me next? Plop!
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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...

Sorry about that.
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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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