Sammy's Bio: I'm a teen in middle school and an avid writer. People like to say I'm 'weird' or 'crazy' which I personally take as a compliment, I'd rather be crazy and ridiculous than be normal and completely boring. I also love acting in musicals. I have a bad habit of accidentally hitting the caps lock button instead of the 'A' though. I've written original stories as guitargirls9 on quizilla.com and fanfiction as cadewelentine1313 on fanfiction.net.
Hello there, writers and readers on the Internet! Wow, that was not my best intro ever… but anyways, hi. I’m here to tell you all about writing, and my relationship with writing. Well, at least that’s what they tell me.
Writing. It’s a wonderful world filled with unicorns and rainbows and cotton candy and death and sunshine and kidnapping and whatever else you can think of. If you can name it, it’s in writing. Trust me.
As an avid reader and writer, I know the highs and lows of authorship. The amazing feeling you get when you get your first read. The headache you have when writer’s block hits. I’m hoping to help you through those tough times with helpful tips and tricks and hilarious attempts not to sound like a parenting magazine. But that all comes later, you’re not ready yet. First, I’m going to throw my entire author life story at you. Starting…NOW!
I first started writing in third grade (that’s four years before the time of this writing) and it was after I finished the third or fourth Harry Potter, or maybe it was the first, I can’t remember. Anyways, I was inspired by Harry Potter to write a tale about a girl who was eerily similar to Harry: Alex Potter. That first story was weird. It didn’t make much sense. But it made me happy.
Naturally, as a third grader, I had never sworn before, but I realized something: in my stories I could swear as much as I wanted! And I did, until a teacher caught me writing swears in my notebook. From then on, my writing has only had swears where swears were necessary (I suggest you do the same).
In fourth grade, my Alex Potter character transformed into a new character, Amelya Jones, who was slightly more believable, but still kind of dumb. I stuck with her all through fifth grade too. Once I hit sixth grade, I was still attempting fantasy even though all my previous attempts were nonsensical and weird. I came up with a werewolf character: Emma Jenkins. She made the most sense, I suppose, and it transformed my history teacher into the enemy.
Now, up until the end of sixth grade, I was writing fantasy, because that’s what I liked to read. Unfortunately, it was not my writing style. Me writing fantasy was about as good as a goth wearing all pink. I didn’t find my genre of choice until the end of sixth grade and the beginning of seventh. I’m a realistic fiction girl. I probably always will be. And I’ve learned something from writing realistic fiction: just because it’s real, doesn’t mean it isn’t interesting.
All I write is realistic fiction now (and, you know, essays for school), and it’s making me a lot happier than writing fantasy ever did. I’ve completed two stories already and am on my way to a third.
Are you wondering what I do with these stories? I’m going to assume you are for the sake of this. I post them online. And I let people read them. And, of course, I keep writing!
I guess this is all I have for now. Keep writing and reading,
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