By Natalie Stephens
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You're only limited by your imagination. There are some great young minds out there, and in the writing world there’s so many different genres to choose from when writing.
I know many talented students at Poston Butte and several great writers. I was given the chance to interview Benjamin Turner, Senior, and Zach Doucette, Junior, are both talented young writers. English teacher Mrs. Esquer is a published author and also has advice for young writers.
Many writers also read similar genres they write about. Benjamin said, “The thing that got me into writing was reading books and thinking to myself, ‘it would be fun to write books.’”
Mrs. Esquer said, “The more you read the more you tend to write; that’s been my experience.”
So the trick is just to write what you like. Zach said he enjoys writing action fantasy, western. He said, “I want to write stories that has a lot of imagery so the readers can picture them maybe as movies or shows that has really strong characters.”
Writing is an amazing way to express yourself. But we can all say when it comes to writing, it can also be difficult.
Many issues can prevent you from writing such as just getting started, staying focused, and staying on point. Zach said, “It’s hard to stay focused writing sometimes it takes months to finish a chapter.” Another problem is writer's block,
Mrs. Esquer said, “Read books in the same genre that you like to write; that way it can help you get back in that flow”.
Some other things you can do is take a minute to yourself, you can listen to music and just take a breather.
Writing can give you so many opportunities, Mrs. Esquer said, “With being a young writer one of the hardest things would have to be getting that agent, you might get 100 rejections before you get that one yes. ”
Mrs. Esquer recommends the web site www.writersdigest.com. It has everything on it to help you get that great start.
So for young people that like to write, keep it up! Even if it gets hard you just need to have the passion and patience and try your best.