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16 Apr 2019, 2:01 pm

Does anyone just write as a personal hobby? I write stories for fun and have asked my mom to read them and she refuses. I have some themes of sex, demons, cuss words and she doesn’t read it because I’m her daughter. She watches Penny Dreadful which is wayyyyyyy more sexual than what I write.

Part of me wonders if it’s because I’m high functioning autistic. She says I should write an autobiography about myself instead of what I write about.

At this point I’d rather just be a hobbyist writer than have people read it.


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17 Apr 2019, 1:54 pm

I wrote as a hobby for a long time, since I was 12. Now, I want to write books and publish them.



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17 Apr 2019, 4:39 pm

KikiKitty678 wrote:
I wrote as a hobby for a long time, since I was 12. Now, I want to write books and publish them.


I don't really let people read my writing because I'm concerned that people will flip out because it's not "good, wholesome, innocent Aspie Girl" fiction. These people need to understand that some girls on the spectrum want to explore topics that NT women explore with writing. I could never publish at the risk of people reading it and saying, "this is stupid crap". I went on Deviant Art which is full of other people getting their writing praised but mine never got read.

I'm working on my second novel and I think it's great. My autism shouldn't define who I am or what I write nor does it have any place in my genre.


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17 Apr 2019, 11:21 pm

Back in my college days, I recall the head of the Creative Writing department, and old Irish recovering alcoholic named James McCauley, once saying: "Writing just for yourself is like Masturbation. It might be fun, but it's not the real thing." It was way to encourage us to all write professionally.


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18 Apr 2019, 9:33 pm

Writing is one of my favorite pastimes over the past decade or so. Some of the earliest experience I have with writing had to do with writing fanfiction and overall they've been pretty well received. One thing that really stuck with me was when I was attending a community college several years back and I was taking a class on creative writing where my teacher told us to not censor ourselves. This was so different from the days of homeschooled writing classes where it seemed like there were far more limitations placed on the type of work I was expected to do. Over the course of this weekend, I'm looking to officially launch a Kickstarter campaign in the hopes of raising money to get my debut book published. I might even share the link to the campaign in a separate forum if anyone's interested.



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25 Apr 2019, 7:16 am

I envy people who can write good



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25 Apr 2019, 7:46 am

deegood wrote:
I envy people who can write good

I can’t write good either. I still work hard on my writing though. I’m not writing about being a girl with high functioning autism. I don’t have to.


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