Becoming a published writer at age 17
from Perth, WA
Since year twelve of high school I have developed a love for writing. My English grade for year eleven was an E and year twelve I got it up to an A.
At the beginning of the year, I was getting almost top marks in my class. I loved my teacher and was really beginning to enjoy it. Through out the year I bought myself up to the top of the class in every essay and task.
I dreamed of getting articles published and seeing my name in magazines. I also started Pole Dancing this year, and eventually an opportunity to be a published writer came up.
Whilst browsing for Pole Dancing clothes and shoes, I found a website which published articles by Pole Dancers. So, I took a chance, wrote an article and sent it in.
I waited patiently and imagined the thrill of having my first article published, I was getting so excited! So, one day I went into my email, and got a response from the website - they loved it!! It was published on the website the same day, I was ecstatic!
I sent in four articles in total to this particular website, all of which were published. But it gets better. On Facebook I was contacted by many Pole Dancers in response to my articles (all positive). Then I got sent a message from an international Pole Dancing magazine, saying they loved my article and want me to write for them!! I was so excited and so grateful I teared up!
My mum's gym is also wanting writers for their magazine, and of course I sent them a sample of my work.
Fresh out of high school with only secondary education, no university qualification in writing, and offered a position to write for an international magazine AND a gym magazine. I can hardly believe it. But I know it is through my faith and love that I bought these opportunities to me!
Whatever your dreams, BELIEVE THEM, and stick to them, and the opportunities WILL reach you! I promise...go for it.