Writing: Do it When You’ve got the Chance!


Sophia Becker writes, When you’re trying to become a writer, it can be hard to find the time to just sit down and do it.

When you’re trying to become a writer, it can be hard to find the time to just sit down and do it. Many people who write for a living say that if you want to be successful, you should just write every day. However, being a kid can be different. You already have a full-time job; your schoolwork can take up a lot of time. If you are an aspiring writer, you will need to keep your grades up, so you can’t very well drop all your responsibilities and write! So, with these things in mind, my advice is this:Do it when you’ve got the chance.When you want to write something, you don’t need to have 100% inspiration to do it. If that’s what you want, you won’t be successful too often. Sometimes all you need are an idea, a pen, and a piece of paper (or a computer) to get you started. Who knows? Sometimes your small idea may improve, so it develops into a bigger, better one than it started out being. Since you get so committed to the idea, your passion for it may increase as well.If you’ve got a great idea for something, write it down before you forget. If you are in the middle of something at the moment you think of it, jot it down somewhere you will look at again–the only words necessary to write are a few that will jog your memory. If you have a great point on the topic, write that down, too. You don’t want to forget what you were going to talk about!Later that day, the next morning, or the next time you get the chance, write the piece that you had an idea for. Over time, you can forget what you were going to say, or your passion for the topic will fade. You may never write the thing you had such a brilliant idea for.Write when your time isn’t filled up. You can always think of something to write about! The only obstacle is finding the time to do it.