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Fonkou Djoendia

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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!

Fonkou.

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    Jun 26 2012: The way you ask your questions & describe them is amazing. This itself proves you are a good writer. The number of thumbs ups (31 so far) that has been given to your mentioned conversation is a also a prove that everybody approves you & has nothing do with the age.

    Good Luck.

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