I’ve been writing for about 16 years now. What I mean, is seriously writing to get published
Yes, I know that all of us have learnt the art of writing as children, even storytelling through writing essays at school, but that isn’t the same as learning how to become an author.
My journey started in 1998 with a big mile stone hovering on the horizon, I set myself a challenge to see if I could get something in print.
First, I had to learn the basics like spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Yes, these are things I should’ve learnt while I was at school, but the sad truth is I left school not understanding any of it. Not because I was badly behaved, or didn’t want to learn, I was classed as a slower learner.
I could read, and understood that a sentence started with a capital letter and a full stop, but nothing more.
I’ve always enjoyed reading, so this became my starting point to learn how to write. With my husband’s help and Ebay I bought over 250 books on ‘How to’ write and English Grammar.
Now my time has come to move on from writing short stories to writing novels.
Thank you for joining me in my quest.
It’s nice to know one is never alone and a shared journey seems to fly by without being aware of the time.
I wish you well on your quest too.
Paula R C.