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I'm very good at writing, what do I do...?

I'm pretty good at writing at this age (10 yrs.) How do I even publish things...? Anyway, if someone out there tries to make fun of me some strange way...... @_@

22 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    You write your story then you send it to a publisher to see if they would want to publish it. Many writers get rejected for years before they are published so don't get discouraged just keep improving and learning.

    Source(s): A real publisher does not charge you to publish your book they PAY YOU. So ignore the ones who want you to pay.
  • 1 decade ago

    I've been writing since I was in elementary school, and it's been the most rewarding and frustrating thing that I've ever committed to in my life.

    Keep in mind: There are always going to be people that don't understand what inspires you or how you choose to write about your inspiration. Sometimes it will be people your own age. Sometimes it's a teacher giving you a grade. Don't get discouraged, but at the same time, be open to genuine criticism. Good criticism should tell you what you're doing well as well as how you can improve. Once you get over the sting of someone telling you what you could do better, really think about it. I've come to realize as a grown up that not everyone 'gets' my writing style, but in identifying that I have a style, I can take the criticism of the people that don't get it, and I've made adjustments over the years where it's still the way I like to write, but appealing to more people, too.

    Pay attention when you're reading. When you get to a part of a book that you really like, really think about it. What did the author do that made you excited? Was there lots of action? Did they tell you a lot about how the characters were thinking and feeling? Once you've considered what your favorite authors are doing, try doing it yourself and see how it turns out. Keep practicing!

    I strongly suggest writing a little bit of something EVERY DAY. Even if it's a little poem, a diary, a short summary of an article in your newspaper, even a few paragraphs of a fictional story, the more you practice writing, the better you will express yourself with words.

    You may want to check with your school librarian or the childrens librarian at your local library for writing contests in your age group. If you live in a larger town or a city with several colleges, there may also be young writers groups. But a librarian, once they know of your interest, can point you in the right direction for resources. Just remember, groups can be a good thing, and sometimes they can be a little rough because everyone brings their own ideas on how things should be. But again, be open to other people's ideas. Even when it hurts your feelings, it can help you see things from a different perspective and help you (and your writing) grow!

    And don't forget, as much as you may like to write, don't forget to have fun and do lots of things you like. Having more adventures of your own gives you more things to inspire you when you're writing!

    Whatever you do, don't give up. If you write (and read!) for your own enjoyment, it will enrich your life, whether or not you ever publish things. Hang in there!

  • 1 decade ago

    Like many other people who answered your question, I would take their advice. I just submitted one of my writing pieces into a publisher. Here is one of publication companies I would suggest to submit your piece to, Highlight. There are others my professor suggested but I don't remember but try that one first. I know she mentioned that it takes many pieces to be accepted by the publisher/publication. She as been doing this for over 10 years and gets a lot of regections. It is not your writing piece, it is what the publisher/publication is looking for at that time. Also, if you are a new writing submitting writing pieces into a publisher/publication, they usually like the writer to not illustrate his or her's own writing. Later now in life you can start to illustrate your own writing pieces after you are well known to many publishers/publications.

    It is great that you have a talent for writing at such a young age. Keep the great work up!

  • Stuart
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Keep practicing your writing.

    And keep everything. You never know when a short story you started could be the springboard for a great book.

    When you get some writing experience, you can try out for the local newspaper - maybe a column from a teenager's perspective - and eventually approach a publisher about publishing your work.

    Good luck.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You have some places to go. Check with your school and see about writing in the newspaper. Check here at Scholastic books for good info about youth writing, and see what may interest you

    May I give you some advice though- before you publish too much stuff, let your parents know. The only reason for this is you want to make sure your writing goes to the right places. I got ripped off when I started writing about your age (I was about 12 actually) and I ended up owning $20 to some place for sending in a poem.

  • 1 decade ago

    Don't let anyone make fun of you. Ignore them. Reach for your dream. If you want to publish, start off by sending small pieces to magazines.

    Once you get a few published, try to move on and publish a story in a book where many people write stories.

    DOnt give up, and remember, reach for the impossible.

  • 1 decade ago

    There is no definite way to have a short story or novel accepted by a publisher regardless of how well written it is.

    I highly recommend checking out Poets and Writers magazine's classified section at This section always has publishers looking for new novels and short stories. The magazine itself is phenomenal in terms of the practical advice it gives to writers and an annual subscription is reasonable; about $19 U.S. if I remember right.

    Another good source of publishers is a series of books called the Writer's Market series. These are published annually, and include ones for fiction writers and children's stories. Most large bookstores carry these in their reference section.

    Finally, if someone tries to make fun of you for writing, they are probably doing so because they are envious.

    If you can fly, fly. If you can write, write.

    Best of luck to both of us.


  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Honey, at 10 years old...?

    It's a great thing that you're writing at such a young age, but honestly, you won't get published anytime soon. (Even Paolini didn't published until he was 21. But he was a rare exception to the rule.)

    You need the time to grow and hone your skills--that is, if your intent is to become a great storyteller like me when you grow up. (And I'm not saying this to be a braggart or a boastful individual.)

    I'm going on 20 years myself and I'm still learning new things as a writer. But getting published...? That's a whole different ball of wax entirely.

    People can spend the rest of their lives trying, but may not end up getting there because of the stringent and competative nature of the overall publishing industry.

    But that hasn't stopped us from trying.

    So my advice, is to keep writing, keep experimenting, and read plenty of your favorite books. Build on your originality if you can as you get older--by writing whatever comes to mind--because readers like diversity in their genres.


  • ©2009
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    You just keep on writing. Every day write something in a journal. You will look back at your writing and have a record of how you grow in your writing style. You would also do good to read as much as you can, you will gain skill in your own writing.

    While in school, get involved wherever you can use your writing skills. Try not to worry about "getting published", if you are good enough, your writings will be noticed.

    Source(s): Don't forget to spell check, one more edit never hurt anyone
  • bob
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    i do not know how you go about publishing anything, but just keep writing, you might be able to publish a book someday.

    everybody has to start from somewhere. i am sure you will

    find out from someone. just dont let people tell you that you

    are not good enough. because someone will always hurt your feelings. good luck, and happy new years

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