The rumor mill has been rife that Kristen Stewart might soon be taking a temporary break from acting, and according to reports the actress is already trying her hand at writing. Stewart, whose on-off-again relationship with fellow “Twilight” actor Robert Pattinson has frequently landed her in the tabloids this year, is reportedly working on a script to distract herself from her romantic troubles.

According to Hollywood Life, Stewart has already begun holing herself up at an office she shares with her mother so that she can focus all her attention on writing. A friend of Stewart’s who spoke to the website said that Stewart has “been interested in writing a script for some time now, so it makes perfect sense that she has enrolled in an English course at UCLA.”

“Her mom has always encouraged Kristen to write because she is so creative and passionate,” the friend added. “It’s a wonderful way for her to channel her thoughts and ideas.”

The friend said that Stewart is currently working out of Libertine Films, where her mother, Jules Mann-Stewart, has an office. “I wouldn’t be surprised if her mom suggested she take a class to give her an extra boost of confidence. Plus, it’s a great way for Kristen to focus on something other than Rob,” the friend said.

On Tuesday the celebrity blog reported that Kristen was following the example of friend and fellow Runaway Dakota Fanning, by enrolling in a literature class at UCLA. “She is already considering a life after film,” a source told the British tabloid the Mirror.

While in-person classes could prove difficult for the actress to attend given her hectic schedule, the friend said that she picked a correspondence course so that she could choose her own hours.

“She never got to complete college and she wants to get a proper education. She is a voracious reader and cannot wait to get going on her correspondence course,” the source said. “It won’t be easy and it will mean putting in some fairly strenuous hours. But once she’s graduated, Kristen will be able to do almost anything she wants, in or out of Hollywood.”

In July, reports surfaced that Stewart was also exploring Buddhism to cope with Pattinson and her breakup. “Kristen has been studying Nichiren Buddhism,” a source told Hollywood Life. “It’s a type of Buddhism, where you chant Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo. Chanting is suppose[d] to help you through tough times and bring you inner peace and ultimate happiness.”