Writing Books/writing a novel
Hello Iím Eileen and well, I am 11 years old, for years I have wanted to be an author, but I never had ideas, now that I started Middle School I have a whole bunch of things to say. The problem is that when I do write, it sounds really gloomy. Trust me, I am not the kind of person that gives up really easily, I wrote while I heard happy music, that didnít work. I tried to write small notes in my pocket notebook, but they were still really gloomy. I have ideas, I really do. I know that you are really busy, but I was wondering if you could, kind of, edit what I write and help me through. Even once a month would be ok. I just really want to do it, and I feel all I need is some guidance and I will write an awesome story, even if itís not the next Harry Potter hit, I will still feel accomplished ( since you are a writer, I know you know how good that can feel)
Thank you and please take me into consideration,
It was good to get your question as you are the same age as I was when I started writing. Sadly, I can't take on any editing work as I am travelling in France where I am writing a new book. However, don't give up! Keep writing every day, even if it is just a little. Writing is something that you can really only learn by doing it regularly - that way you develop your own style. The other important thing is to read as much as you can. Every great writer is also a great reader!
Best of luck,