TED Conversations

Fonkou Djoendia

This conversation is closed.

I want to write a book! Any advice?

Hello:) First of all, thank you again so much for taking your time to help me. Your gratitude means a lot to me. I am still not very experienced and so I tend to ask a lot of questions. I'm sorry if that bothers anyone. I started a thread a while ago named "What are 5 things you have learned that has completely changed your life?" that now has 290 posts, thanks to all of you amazing people! And I have been really inspired lately. I love writing, and I believe that I have the potential to write something great! I love helping people, and I believe that I have life sort of figured out. I don't want to sound arrogant because I am truly not. But I helped a lot of people in my community already. I spoke with this elderly woman once who had cancer, and we talked for hours about deep stuff. And a week later she send me a letter telling me how much I inspired her, and how much I changed her life. And so, I really do believe that I can inspire a lot of people. I want to be a motivational speaker and a writer. I JUST WANT TO HELP. Now my questions are. Should I wait, get older before I start writing or should I start now? I don't like the idea of a teenager telling adults how to live their life. People will not take me seriously. And also, I feel like I need to wait and really experienced life first. I don't know what to do, or what direction to take. I trust you guys. You people are amazing. Joining the Ted community is one of the best things I have ever done, so I really do have a lot of respect for you guys! And so if you have any advice, please share them with me! Merci!



Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.

  • thumb

    Sue Hu

    • +1
    Jun 26 2012: why not start wrinting now? Age shouidn't be the problem in your way. if you not confident enough you can just write but not publish it. Don't give yourself too much pressure, just enjoy writing.

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.