Do you want to be a writer?
October 7, 2009 9:22pm CST
As you have read a lot of books, do you think you can write a book by yourself?
• United States
27 Oct 09
I know I can write a book by myself, because I have. Multiple times. It's getting the book published that's the hard part. People don't seem to get that. :D I'm a huge reader, and I really think that writers should be big readers before they attempt to write their own story. Several of my friends are writers, and none of them don't read.
12 Oct 09
No, I don't think so. After reading so many books, I understood that to write a book, one must think above the readers. I mean, one must think and feel and see beyond the thinking and imagination of the intended readers. For example, if you are writing a scientific fiction, you must write it in such a way that no science person can find it wrong; At least not the common reader. The writer must be a great schemer, have good idea of psychology and must be conscious not only of the end but also of the ways to approach the end. Hmm... This is what I feel about writing a book. After all that is said, I don't have skills to write one.
12 Oct 09
I have always marveled at how novelists had come up with great exciting plots. I have always also wanted to come up with my own brainchild. But alas, I think I am not as well equipped to come up with a book. First, the vocabulary and the idiom are not as wide... Research for plots and characters take time to ponder. I don not have that luxury.
11 Oct 09
I have never thought that i was ablt to write a book in my life, untill one day, one of the friends said that you can wirte with no problems just like anybody can do too, because writing is actually the same as speaking, only your talk to your audience by writing! sounds so true, never thought about is this way, but still have no confidence about doing it, while at least it's good to know that, i think i might try to do it someday, who knows?
10 Oct 09
You have hit the nail right on its head. A writer needs to be a reader too. If he reads, he will remain in touch with the current happenings. Not necessary that he needs to write on the current topics. But he can get ideas and can develope them using his skills. So, I think, its good to read. But secondly, writing is altogether a different concept and needs a lot of hard work, skills and most importantly, patience. There might be many here who might have read hundreds and thousands of pages, but might have very very miserably failed to write even one single page honestly. So, writing is a difficult job for sure.
• United States
9 Oct 09
I don't know. I guess if I was really passionate about the subject maybe. I don't know that I would have the patience to stick with something that involved. I like doing research but having to do a whole book - mmmmmm. I know I don't have the motivation to take on such a tremendous undertaking. I would probably double guess myself into oblivion.