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Top 5 Reasons to Be a Teenage Writer

Top 5 Reasons to Be a Teenage Writer

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All right, that's it: Sparkler BooksndPens06 has convinced us. We want to be teenage writers. Now we just have to build a time machine that will take us back to high school... —SparkNotes Editors

Have you ever wanted to write a book? By the end of this list, you will. In fact, you'll be so excited about the possibility of becoming a teenage writer that your unwritten novel will probably just spring into existence without you having to lift a finger.*

Here are the Top 5 reasons to be a teenage writer:

1) You get to sit around in your pajamas eating ice cream all day, and you get to call it work. True story. You can also check your Facebook, email, and SparkNotes as much as you want, under the guise of doing "research" for your "character development."

2) When that gorgeous cheerleader/jock makes fun of you at school, you can get even simply by making her/him a character in your book—an inconsequential character, one with horrible breath and bad penmanship and a tendency to get attacked by  zombies/werewolves/homicidal cockroaches.

3) When someone accuses you of being moody, you can look at her with a hurt expression and say, in a trembling voice, "But I'm a writer. This isn't easy. I didn't ask for this." And then go eat more ice cream.

4) When something bad happens—your boyfriend breaks up with you, you fall in front of a speeding dune buggy, your dog throws up all over your brand new iPhone—you can take a deep breath, laugh, and use the event as source material for future books. And then, go eat more ice cream. Again.

5) When you're rich and famous and everyone is saying that you're the next J.K. Rowling, only better, you can look back on all the high school drama and smile. Because guess who's living in a house with its very own moat and holding a gold-plated invite to a private party with Johnny Depp? You are.

*This is a lie.

Are you a teenage writer? Are you not only as good as J.K. Rowling, but better?

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