#1
So pit i think i want to be a writer, whether novels, poems, or working for a magazine. But the question is what classes should i be taking now(im in 10th grade) to be preparing for this. I want serious opinions please
#3
English.
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#5
Honors English, Journalism possibly?

EDIT: also join the newspaper
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Writing/English classes? Journalism/newspaper courses? It's pretty obvious. Hell, you could even take an art course. You might discover a new way to express your creativity.
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#9
Take all the english classes you can. Schools vary with which classes they offer. My class offered college level writing classes, so at some point in your high school career, you may want to consider that. Also, talk to someone who is part of your school administration who would have information on AP classes you may be qualified to take. Finally, once you're on the verge of graduation, I suggest you have some of your english teachers write recommendations for you so you can get into an exceptional writing college. It worked for me :]
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#10
take journalism if you plan on writing in magazines.

and the obvious would be english courses such as creative writing and advanced placement/honors classes.
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#11
i'm not sure where you are, but where i'm from, in high school you just take the classes you think will get you into a good college, and think about gearing your classes towards your intended major later.

meaning, take ap sciences, history, whatever, as well. it looks nice if you get As.
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#12
AP English and creative writing
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So pit i think i want to be a writer, whether novels, poems, or working for a magazine. But the question is what classes should i be taking now(im in 10th grade) to be preparing for this. I want serious opinions please


Take your local elementary school's 2nd grade language arts class for the basics. The last sentence is bolded because I am 100% serious, do you seriously want to become a writer?
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#14
thanks. im taking english all four years in high school. I was considering joining the journalism class and the newspaper. also, im not too sure if my school offers creative writing classes. what are some extracurricular activities i could do(other than read)? Also, i used to read a lot, but now im stuck in a slump where all i seem to be able to read are music biographies. Any ideas to get me back into writing? I like books like pillars of the earth and world without end, and deep stuff like ishmael, but blink completely bored the **** out of me. Any ideas?
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Classes you take in highschool wont help that much. You want to build your own foundation of knowledge and practice.
#19
See if your school has a creative writing club, also, see if your school has a student magazine dedicated to poems/prose/short stories submitted by students. If your school doesn't have either, talk to the english teachers and see if you can get one of those started, it really helps.
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#20
Classes in high school actually help a lot. When you're applying to a writing school, that's one of the first things they look at: the grades you received in your english classes. Aside from that, I agree - reading a lot and writing in your free time help. Practice writing different types of articles (IE. memoirs, editorials, informational pieces, etc.) Increase your understanding and ability when it comes to writing various types of literary works.

EDIT: ACT scores are kind of a big deal, also.
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Take culinary.

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#22
If your school allows you to, double up on your English. Enroll in creative writing classes, speech and debate/peer-communication, and any other thing that has English credits.

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Also, learn your grammar.
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#23
I'd say AP/Honors English, any Literature classes, creative writing classes, journalism, newspaper, pretty much anything related to writing or literature or english.
#24
I'm going to be a junior and I'm taking newspaper and AP American Lit. I'm considering a writing career as well.
#26
Media studies is a good idea. English Language more so than literature, I think.

also a lot of unis hold summer workshops, which are great to participate in. I've been to a few (mostly revolving around music) and I've meet people whom I still ask questions of today, and send my stuff to them for advice.

In highschool (at least at my school anyway) there aren't a lot of opportunities to really pursue what you want to do specifically. It is more broad (for good reason). So you need to find things outside of school to do.

Even online there are courses and competitions you can enter. heaps of forums you can submit things to.