Rantings from a Spitfire of a Teen Writer – Snippet


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Hiya Literary Fans,

I’ve been posting infrequently recently due to WIPs and venturing out to other sites in order to create content. Currently, I’m returning to SheWrites.com.

While getting reacquainted with the website, I discovered my only blog article I posted back in 2012, when I was 17 or 18.

All I can say is…, dang, I was full of angst and my writing wasn’t too shabby either!

There’s a snippet of my rant below. If you’d like to read the entire article (click here):

No experience,

Impossible,

Sure you could try, but there’s no money in writing, sweetie

I’ve heard that from every family member, high school teacher, guidance counselor, and stranger in my life. Oh, a creative writer, hmpf.

How are you planning on feeding yourself, later? It’s funny to think that only adults can have all the fun writing their novels which includes: editing, revising, dealing with the pub. house, and… wash, rinse, and repeat.

However, I think that as a youth there’s a vibrant, untamed wilderness and burst of excitement that comes with being able to write, sell, and publish an awesome novel.

Seeing one’s name in print seems like the most exciting thing ever; whether the novel is amazingly entertaining or just a bland fan fiction version of the hottest bestseller.

Teen writing, in general, is supported by organizations such as the Young Arts Awards in NYC and Miami, as well as the Scholastic Young Artists Awards in NYC. Just send in an excerpt, cross your fingers, and wait for the letter.

I haven’t published a novel yet, that will change soon.

I have big plans.

I want to see certain things that have never been tried before in regular novels. I’m tired of British wizards, and sparkling vampires. Also tired of sadistic Emo related stories and slow paced “I ran through the woods and a monster/mist/darkness was following me” novels.

Continue Reading on SheWrites.Com.

Thanks for reading!

Author: D. A. Smith Writes

I'm a sci-fi and fantasy author who also enjoys reading those genres. Some of my favorite authors include Keri Arthur, Gini Koch, and Patricia Briggs. When I'm not writing, I'm either lounging on a beach in sunny Florida with a good book, watching anime, or writing a new work in progress. * Syphons - A Sci-Fi Novel - Available: May 3rd, 2019 * Stolen by the Ash - An Urban Fantasy - Available: Now

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