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Inspiration Station: Writing More Than Books

Inspiration Station Writing more than books

You don’t have to write a novel to be considered a “writer.”

Movies and TV shows.

No, it’s not reading. But someone had to write the words for the actors to say. You’re watching the characters.

Video games.

Most video games tell a story. There’s always bad guys and conflict. There’s usually a happy ending. You are the character.

Blogs and social media.

Some people post stories and chapters on their blogs, yes. But most post articles, essays, information, or funny ramblings. Some people tell stories in just 140 characters or less on their Twitter and it’s amazing.

So just because you don’t have a novel published or finished doesn’t mean you’re not a writer. We’re all writers.

What makes you a writer?

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Born and raised in Massachusetts, Rachel Poli is a writer and blogger. She has an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a bachelor’s degree in English Studies. She enjoys writing young adult novels, middle-grade, and children’s picture books. She is currently working on her first novel.

11 thoughts on “Inspiration Station: Writing More Than Books

  1. I’m always amazed by how much writing goes into video games, especially the multi-choice multi-ending ones like Dragon Age or Bioshock. I’ve listened to several really interesting episodes on the topic recently on The Narrative Breakdown.

  2. For so long, I wanted to write a novel… but it is a long process, and I don’t think I’m ready for the task.

    Lately, I’ve been looking into screenwriting. I’ve discovered that I enjoy it much more than any other writing. Maybe this is the path I’m meant to take.

    Thank you for this post! Sometimes we writers need a reminder of what being a writer actually means.

    xo

    1. It takes some people years to write a novel. You should definitely give it a go. If anything, to see how far you can get with it. Who knows? New ideas might spark and you might surprise yourself.
      But I think screenwriting is great. I’ve written a couple of scripts myself. Unfortunately, they were all lost when my flash drive died, but I still have the ideas and plan to get back to them someday.
      Good luck! 🙂

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