Are you a packrat writer?
September 12, 2009 9:52pm CST
I have kept just about every major piece of writing I have composed since I was a child. In my garage, I have elementary school reports and paragraphs; middle school poetry, books, newspaper articles, and speeches; high school poems and essays; and college fiction and non-fiction works I have written. Actually, I have "written texts" as early as pre-school packed away. Should I even mention the diaries and journals? Throughout the years it has never crossed my mind to get rid of any of them. Something has always compelled me to keep them. Do you save everything that you write?
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25 Sep 09
I wrote my first story when I was 8 years old, and I wrote my first poems when I was 12. I wish I had kept that story, my first poems and the other things that I wrote when I was a child, but I have moved many times, and I didn't keep the things from my childhood. I could have been fun to read those things now I started writing a diary when I was 11, but I didn't keep my first diaries either. In 1999 I started to keep a diary again after a long break and I have kept those diaries. I have also kept the poems that I have written as an adult, I keep them in a couple of notebooks.