When I was 12, I started submitting poetry for publication and had three poems published in three separate books. I loved to make words rhyme together and to hear poetry like that read aloud. I was a poet. A preteen, published, determined poet.
|A great way to get the creative juices flowing...|
Currently, I have a fantasy fiction novel on the go which is purely an experiment and it's a genre that I haven't got much experience in. Many will tell me to leave it because I need to know the market before attempting to contribute to it, and they're probably right. However, just like my 10 or 11 year-old self who got excited about creating a world of her own, the novel is my own creation and I am still very much excited about writing it.
|Copies of the magazine 'Geographical'|
Do all writers need to focus on one particular type of writing? Definitely not! Express the words in whatever medium works - even if that happens to be several! Just love what you do. Just write.
Ruth Clemence is a writer and blogger living in South West England. She has written for Devon Life, The War Cry, The Baptist Times, threads and Plymouth's daily newspaper The Herald. A graduate in Geography with International Relations, she has swapped a map and compass for a pen and notebook to pursue that writer life.