“I am a teenager and I feel like I don’t have a purpose or direction. Sometimes I get this deep sadness within me. I don’t know how to deal with it, and all I can do is think about it. Has anyone else gone through this? How do I overcome it?”

It sounds to me like you may be on the verge of depression and you may need counselling or some form of intervention. Don’t take that the wrong way. I’ve been there too.

These feelings aren’t often caused by one thing alone. Most times, there are many factors involved in you experiencing this and what councelling does is it gives you the opportunity to clear your mind and make sense of your thoughts.

Here are a few things that really help:

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“Does anyone else feel like they don’t want to live in such an awful, painful world? I love life but how can I be a part of annoying people?”

Well, the answer to that is simple… but you might not like it.

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“I have many great novels and very limited time. How can I write down those novel’s details and pictures in my mind before I forget?”

Correct me if I’m wrong, but it seems to me like you mean you have great ideas for novels you want to write but don’t have time to write them. If that’s what you mean, then here’s what I’d suggest:

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“I miss someone so much. What should I do?”

Well, that depends on a number of factors… like mainly, if they’re alive or not.

If they’re alive and you have a direct contact number… maybe check up on them.

And I don’t mean an overly excessive number of calls and texts: that’s just annoying. If you miss someone, there’s nothing wrong with just saying, “hi.”

But then again, it depends on the circumstances surrounding their “being missed.”

If they’re deceased, or they’re alive but due to one or two things you don’t really speak and for whatever reason the relationship can’t be restored, then I’d suggest:

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“How do I get started on writing my novel?”

Try a pen and paper…

To be quite honest, the best way to start writing anything is simply to start.

Depending on the type of novel you’re writing, the ideas would either develop as you go along or the characters will take on a life and personality of their own.

Don’t worry about writer’s block. It happens to the best of us. When you get stuck, just step back, take some time off from writing and allow the story to run its natural course. Something will re-inspire you and your work will come back to life.

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