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I've always loved to write. Granted I haven't been writing very much these days because of university but I want to publish a book one day. I want to keep writing as a hobby because I want to do more but I've never published anything before and I keep getting discouraged. I'm in a medicine university and I try to write when I'm free but I feel like it's never good enough.
I've been trying to write more on Fanfiction, read more and try to widen my vocabulary but I feel it's all in vain. I feel like something is missing for me to be a better writer. I'm too afraid of actually writing a book. I'm worried that I'm not experienced enough that people will hate it and that it won't be as good as I've always wanted.
Please tell me is there anyone that are writers without a degree here and if there is how did you do it? How did you manage to publish something? How can I teach myself to be better than I am today? I'm still eighteen and I know I have miles away before I can be that writer that really connects to the readers. Just how can I do it? I want to do medicine and I want to write. I want to do both and I'm torn apart. I feel like I've made a mistake and I don't know anymore. I'm really scared for the future so can someone please just tell me please.
If anyone knows a website I can go on to that professionals could actually critique my work and give me helpful advice I would really appreciate it (not whatpad the only genre that matters there is romance).