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    Yeah, I can fly. Aleksei's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky is BLUE! View Post
    What does writing mean to you? What do you get out of it?
    Pass the time. Entertain myself. Air out my creative side. Maybe impress other people.

    Do you intend to keep it as a hobby or do you have hopes and aspirations of something more to come out of it?
    Just a hobby. If anything comes of it, great. If not, cool.

    If you regard writing as something that gives you personal pleasure despite the quality of it, then by all means, go for it, hone your skills and have fun. If you intend to have your writings published and it gives you a positive feeling, despite the quality of it, then by all means, go for it. If you intend to become the next BIG THING of sci-fi or thriller writing, then go for it, the market will take care of that dream of yours, however it may end. Anyway, if you have fun writing the things you want to write about, then write and don't let anybody convince you otherwise.
    Cool. Thanks.

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    my point was... are there more positives for you in doing so than negatives? if so go for it, if not, don't
    “The phrase 'Someone ought to do something' was not, by itself, a helpful one. People who used it never added the rider 'and that someone is me'.” - Terry Pratchett

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aleksei View Post
    For a hobby. I've been thinking I might take up writing sci-fi, or thrillers. I've done creative writing in a smaller scale a few times for English class, and it comes pretty easy.

    What do you guys think?
    You should only write if you can't help it, for writing is like sex, it's best when you can't help it, when it overflows, when it overcomes your inhibitions.

    Got no inhibitions? Then don't write.

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