Most authors I see are like older. Well I’ve written a few books they’re decent mostly about my life but now as I’m maturing I feel I should write more and eventually they’ll be good. I throw some philosophy and stuff into them.
I think as we get older we have more life experience to flavor our writings. Good luck with yours.
I started out as a poet
when it’s all said and done
I hope they will say
It was all poetry.
I had felt the Internet could help me write better. Message forums like this one. I set out to be a writer first. Then a poet @Daze. Now I just like it all. And yes they are very intertwined
read the classics
they’ll stir your soul
then pick up lit mags
to know who’s hot right now.
Which classics do you recommend. I have moby dick. Terence McKenna said the writing of moby dick was the greatest accomplishment in United States history lol
many people swear by that one
I’ve never read it
did almost all of Hemingway and Fitzgerald
but also loved the Russian classics
when I was quite young I read all of Herman Hesse
and then got into the beatniks, my kids dad and I were born again hippies.
I also have war and peace my pdoc recommended Tolstoy
I’ve read some Kerouac, Burroughs, Ginsberg, hippies too
they used to tell me back in the day
that I had potential
that’s what they’ll tell you when your’e young
but having a strange mind helps too
and you should really do it like a journalist
religiously, in a routine, and rudementary.
the academy giving out the award to young poets
these winners were 35
it tended to upset me
but now, I guess that’s still young
You only need a pen or a word processor…
Getting published and making money is another world. But success in those areas isn’t necessarily a measurement of your merit as an author.
I actually don’t think people read books anymore! But, of course, I might be projecting.
I have heard that reading helps writing. So, if one is quite young and doesn’t have a lot of reading under their belt it could make it harder to be an author. But then there may be those that have a good vocabulary just from day to day communicating and can pull it off.
That’s my advice to young poets. Read read read. The more you read, the better
Some say hip hop is a “young mans game”. People usually start their careers about the same age I started writing poetry and raps. But I see no reason I can’t make the music at a later age if I want.
Yes and no. My daughter has written three novels so far and has them on Wattpad. Are they wonderful? No, she’s 17 and a bit short on life experience. But if she keeps writing this often and this hard she will eventually produce something worthy. Also, she reads a LOT. The best writers are also readers. Those who don’t read invariably don’t write well.
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