Question I am very excited about writing a book at the age of eleven but I read a lot and am afraid I might write about something that has already been created. Do you have any ways to help?
Answer Hello Ernie,
Practically every subject has been covered already, so your task would be to pick a subject about which you are especially knowledgable and write your own ideas about it. You might begin with short stories to hone your skill. Pay strict attention to English grammar and learn the rules. Learn how to write a correct sentence and paragraph. Learn how to keep the reader interested. As you grow up study psychology so you will understand your characters. That way they will be believable.
If you want to write about ages past, study the history of that period and the 1000 years that led up to it. We always can trace what is happening now to that which occurred hundreds of years ago. Peoples' memories are long.
Writing is a difficult field so you will have to study hard and write much.
I can answer questions about writing fiction, creating characters and re-writing. I cannot answer homework questions.
I am a published author of nine novels in The Mockingbird Hill Series.
Organizations National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, NSDAR
Publications NOVELS in the MOCKINGBIRD HILL SERIES: SECRET SINS OF THE MOTHERS, COYOTES OF CREEK CROSSING, THE EIGHTH EVIL, THE TIME IN BETWEEN, DIRTY RICE, TALLY'S NOOK, FROM THE FAR PLACES, NATURE OF THE BEAST, (THE RANKS OF THE INSANE (to come out summer 2016))
Education/Credentials Studied writing at at American University in DC
Awards and Honors Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in The World, Who's Who in America.