So...who tells their family?
Posted 20 January 2008 - 10:50 PM
A:Believe I have somehow had experience in kissing, or
B:Always check the books I check out from the library and never let me read anything with fluff.
Scary, believe me I know, but my parents are very strict Christians. As a matter of fact I got so mad at my dad today when he made me take an oversized jacket zipped up, because I decided to where a white T-shirt. I had a Cami under it, but ARGH! He doesn't understand.
Sorry, I needed to let that steam blow.
Posted 20 January 2008 - 10:52 PM
Okay, now I'm done.
Posted 21 January 2008 - 05:37 PM
They know I write, and they ask what about, and instead of saying boys and relationships, I just say, "A girl and her life in high school, and like, her family and how they get on her nerves and stuff." Lmao.
Luuurve, Ami . . X
Posted 21 January 2008 - 07:40 PM
Posted 25 January 2008 - 06:56 PM
To be honest with the world, you may need to be honest with your mother; if you cannot face your mother, perhaps you are not ready to write for the world.
I got that quoto from a writing form!
Posted 26 January 2008 - 04:10 PM
ive shown my dad some stories and stuff but not my fan fic.
"To be honest with the world, you may need to be honest with your mother; if you cannot face your mother, perhaps you are not ready to write for the world."
i love that quote!
ps. the only problem is that im writing a story about a girl with serious anger management issues called Anger Management Classes and i'm gonna put some strong swearing in it...ah well. my parents will just have to deal. its my story, and my life, after all.
Posted 26 January 2008 - 07:59 PM
Posted 02 March 2008 - 01:08 AM
My friends also know I write, but I would sooner tell my parents what I write than my friends, I think. I once showed a slightly fluffy part of one of my stories to my friends about a guy rubbing the girl's feet and they told me that was gross. I wrote it to be sweet. Yep. Last time I'll show them a piece like that.
I want to use a pen name when I grow up, but just for privacy reasons. I've decided that if I'm good enough to get published, whoever wants to can read it. And my family and friends WILL know that its ME goshdarnit. I want credit for my work.
Posted 06 March 2008 - 06:14 PM
Plus, I think they had figured it out before then. I mean, we have MS Word open all the time. They don't read it, though, thank God. They're pretty much just happy that we're doing something constructive with our time.
At last count, only three of my friends know, and again, it just kind of came up in coversation. I tend to blurt things out like that, lol. But I don't go announcing in most of the time
Posted 06 March 2008 - 06:27 PM
As for my friends, they know. I carry around a composition book at school, not as a journal, but as something to write in when ever I get an idea. I've only let one of my friends actually read stff I've written, though. I've got to watch out for ambushes from the others trying to sntch the book when I'm looking away. Haha
Posted 07 March 2008 - 01:05 PM
Posted 08 March 2008 - 04:11 AM
In fact, I made the mistake once of showing one of my stories to my mother, and because the main character cheated on her boyfriend my Mum's like, "You're a b#@$ Jade, you're cheating on your boyfriend." I tried to explain to her that it was from the CHARACTER'S point of view, and not mine, obviously, but she was still like, "Whatever. This girl's a b#@$. Why are you writing about her?"
*Sigh* So I've given up letting anyone much read my stories.
Although it's still annoying when I'm in the car writing on my laptop and my aunty says, "What are typing back there?" and I happen to be writing a steamy make out scene.
Posted 15 March 2008 - 07:03 PM
so now i don't let her see anything i write, unless it's to do with school like a history paper or english essay.
When i showed my mum what i had written, she said it was really good, and didn't even say anything about the kissing, but now she might because she's always asking me stuff like "Why don't you have a boyfriend yet" and "Your so pretty, why don't you have a boyfriend"
it's embaressing, especially right in front of my dad.
Right now i'm even worried she'll come back in the room and see what i'm typing so i'm going to stop because i'd really want to be sucked into a whole.
Posted 19 March 2008 - 08:46 PM
They know I write, but no way in hell will they ever read what I write.
It's the same with me! Well, I usually don't describe sex-scenes but letting them read my descriptions of boys, kisses, etc would be the most embarrassing moment of my life. A couple of months ago my mom was like: “What is it in those Meg Cabot books that you like so much, after all? What are they about?” Guess what I was reading? Queen of Babble -the sex scene. I just stood quiet lol It's the same when I'm writing. I hate it when anyone tries to read MY stuff without my permission ('cause yeah, apart from my friends there's no way they'll get my permission).
Posted 20 March 2008 - 03:40 PM
It was really awkward. She was like, "She said you had written three novels! Where are they? I haven't seen them!"
I just went, "On the computer," then shut up, sunk down in my chair, and changed the subject.
It was a couple weeks ago, and we haven't talked about it since.
Save the bees, save the world!
Posted 27 March 2008 - 12:15 AM
Usually I let my friends read all my stuff. except recently, I told one friend I was trying to write a book, and she told this guy I have a huge crush on. Now he's always asking about it, like "How's the book?" "How far are you?" He wants to read it, and I think its flattering and all, but I'd just about die if he did.
Posted 28 March 2008 - 06:20 AM
And even though they "know," I don't show them anything I've written. I used to show my mom a tiny bit of it--but I don't like sharing my writing. It's so weird... To me.
My mother tried to get me in the newspaper for doing NaNoWriMo. THAT was terrifying, even if she didn't get around to sending the email... Psshaw. Lots of people do NaNoWriMo... what makes me so special?
Must. Stop. Ranting.
Posted 28 March 2008 - 07:07 PM
Posted 29 March 2008 - 06:19 PM
i barely told my bff...but then me & her starte writing a book together so i told her
and now my uncle is writing a book, so i told my mom but i don't think she believes me...
Posted 29 March 2008 - 08:09 PM
My friends also know that I write but I don't tell them the specifics because
they aren't really the kind who go for the Romantic comedies so yeah. . .
It's best not to because one time I was reading a sex scene and I couldn't believe
who it happened with so I shrieked and my parents kept trying to look
over my shoulder.
Very awkward. but they didn't see.
Posted 30 March 2008 - 03:49 AM
Anyway, I let one of my friends see 2 chapters of a story i was writing, and then she told her English teacher (who was my English teacher last year) about it. And I was soooo embarrassed.
Also, I printed out a chapter of my story one day, just before I had to go to school ,and i was in a rush so I left it on the dining room table. That day, after I got home from school, my mum was all "I loved your story, Louisa. Very good. And does your boyfriend look anything like the man in your story??"
As this particular chapter that she had read involved a lengthy description of the guy, it was very embarrassing. More so, because the main girl character talked for a few paragraphs how she wanted to kiss him and rip his clothes of...Awkward
And I usually use my mum's laptop for writing stories (seeing as I don't have my own), and then save them all on a USB memory stick, but one story I totally forgot to save it onto the memory stick so my mum read it. And it was only a chapter or something, but it was a total invasion of my privacy. i don't think I spoke to her for a day after that...
My parents invade my privacy SOO much...Ugh.
Sorry, that was a long rant!
Posted 30 March 2008 - 04:03 AM
I think I'd die if they ever read anything I wrote.
My best friend knows I write, I let her read a prologue of something I'm writing, that's it. She would totally tell people, and I'm enough of a reject already lol.
Posted 01 April 2008 - 12:30 AM
I told 3 of my friends about my stories. Only 2 of them are pretty supportive. The other one makes me feel like I'm copying her 'thing' aka writing stories. Like, when I tell her about a new plot I'm thinking about she goes, "So?". It pisses me off so I don't update her anymore.
Anyway, back to family. When I was in... 2nd/3rd grade, I wrote short stories about mermaids and all that jazzy fantasy and I would let my grandma read 'em. But since 6th grade, I didn't let her read anything by me. Puberty, I suppose.
Posted 04 April 2008 - 11:00 PM
Posted 09 April 2008 - 03:44 PM
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Posted 10 April 2008 - 12:57 PM
Honestly its all a 'been there done that' kind of situation but they don't know that!!
I'll let them read my stuff when I'm ready.
So maybe never!!
Posted 10 April 2008 - 08:45 PM
Pft. I'm already the black sheep of the family. I'll never fit in with anything. If anyone from my family (including relatives) saw that I wrote as much about as two people holding hands and them blushing, they'd go, "What do YOU know anything about that? You're too young. You're a girl. That's wrong." lol. Well, whatever. I just write about whatever I like and they never have to know. I don't feel embarresed or anything. I've kind of built a protective wall around myself that tells me not to care what people think. Honestly, I'll get dirty looks from my family all my life (a fact) and it doesn't matter much to me anymore. I remember emailing my dad this part of my story once where everything was intense and rather rated R. He's been looking at me really weirdly ever since. Not weirdly in a funny way, but weirdly in a bad way. Although, on the other hand, he's been cool about it and not shown my mom. I would be DEAD if my mom ever read that.
How do you write or keep writing about something that is considered a little out of the ordinary or perhaps even controversial without feeling embrassed, or nervous of your family/friends reactions to the point that you wouldn't share or publish it?
As for my friends, they'd make FUN of me for writing about the kind of sex scenes I do. They go like, "Dude, where's the ACTION? What the *#&$%% IS this? "Fluttery kisses"? Are you insane?" lmfao So with them, I'm okay.
When I publish (if I publish) I'll write use a pen-name. I don't think I'd want that kind of publicity. I mean, I don't mind being the center of attention--as wrong as that sounds--but I think it's better to keep it that way. xDD
Posted 13 April 2008 - 12:30 AM
my mum's been nagging me about it and she really wants to read it but i doubt i'll ever give it to her!
Posted 13 April 2008 - 12:45 AM
But of my 'real life' friends, I sometimes mention it but they have never read my stuff.
And my parents... well, I guess they might know, but they have never read a word I have written if its not for school (like essays and such); but of my free-time, what-I-love-the-most-doing writing? They have never read any, nor they ever will. They just think it's something silly I do instead of doing homework. And they don't read English anyway so that's their ticket out.
My Sister Boo does understand English, but she doesn't like reading anything other than magazines, I've asked her to read my stuff some times, but she never does.
It's kind of sad, actually, but I learned to deal.
Posted 15 April 2008 - 04:48 PM
Posted 15 April 2008 - 04:58 PM
Sorry to vent about my personal life.
Posted 15 April 2008 - 05:22 PM
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Posted 18 April 2008 - 11:05 PM
It's not so much a privacy thing (I let my best friends and boyfriend read my stories from time to time) so much as it is not wanting to give myself away as being a dirty-minded, filthy-mouthed tart. My parents have never heard me swear in their lives, but not so much the case with my writing. I almost think they wouldn't be interested, either, since I write more for teens and such, and I'm half afraid they'd think it's immature or childish or whatever. Same sort of thing; I won this Harry Potter fanfiction contest back in 2005, and I was really excited but also too mortified to tell my parents, because I didn't want them to think I was a huge nerd for entering.
Of course I'm a huge nerd anyway, but still.
Posted 19 April 2008 - 01:51 PM
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Posted 21 April 2008 - 01:17 PM
They know though. How else
do they explain me randomly
having a notebook out and writing?
I told my mom recently though.
She know's me enough to know
not to ask to read it though.
I haven't told my dad though.
Even though he used to be a
Posted 01 May 2008 - 06:47 PM
snatch any of my stuff away from them.
Only two of my closest friends know
One I have known forever.
Posted 23 May 2008 - 06:20 PM
from now on i'm never telling my mum about any of my stories because next time she might tell my Grandma and then she'll want to read it.
Posted 24 May 2008 - 11:16 AM
Posted 26 May 2008 - 08:08 PM
Well, my parents know that I write, but, with this latest story of mine I don't want to show them because i use the 'S' word, the 'C' word and the 'G' word. I talk to them about my story, though, saying stuff like 'yay! 23, 000 words!', but I'm reluctant to let them read it. Even though my dad really wants to read it.
Ditto. My parents support my writing, and all, but they're kind of mad that I don't like sports all that much, except for track. They want me to "put off" my writing and try something that includes moving something besides my fingers. My dad REALLY wants to read my stories, but I'm all, "No freakin' way," because they have kissing and swearing. My dad would then think that I am dating behind his back and that I have actually kissed (ha! I wish).
Posted 26 May 2008 - 08:32 PM
But not many, because they will not "approve" of some of the stuff in them.
So, yeah, I tell my family.
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