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    'it Could Happen To You"

    IN THE 52 pages of her book, 'It Could Happen To You," authors chronicles her life from a difficult childhood of emotional problems, including a teenage pregnancy, a self induced abortion, and marriage to a man who turned out to be violent, ultimately forcing her to take her life...
    prodreamer prodreamer 36-40, F Jul 13, 2011

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    I'm soo nervous about my upcoming release next

    month. Hell, it's not even a month, more like 29 days! I'm re-releasing my first book and releasing the second book. I'm super confident about my second book because I absolutely love the story, but the first one is my main concern because it is a rewrite. I just hope that my...
    callmesuperwoman callmesuperwoman 22-25, F 4 Responses May 14

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    Wary Of Amazon Direct Publishing

    This is the second instalment of this opinion piece. The first instalment, titled: I Don't Trust amazon Direct Publishing, was put up on EP yesterday in the Experience: I am a Published Author. So, to continue... With my second book I figured as I was making zero money under...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M 1 Response Nov 14, 2013

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    After Sybil...From The Letters Of Shirley Mason

    My book was just published on Friday about my long time friendship with Shirley Mason, aka Sybil. Visit my website to find out more information. sybilsfriend.com
    sybilsfriend sybilsfriend 66-70, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2013

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    New Poem

    I have writte a new poem today entitled, 'Our Romance' Our Romance The blue horizon smiles upon the Sea. A sweet serene calmness entreated you. The winds howled wildly and shook the tree. That we took refuge under with  much ado; Our hearts beat savagely within our...
    TheGoldenpen TheGoldenpen 46-50, F Jun 7, 2010

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    Yet still unpublished.

    ..A few years ago I wrote a novel, and have spent the time in between editing, trying to find an editor, and trying to sell it. breaking into the book biz is very hard, it's even harder when you lack motivation. I believe i am a very creative guy too. I have made a table-top kids...
    EnDriago EnDriago 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 19

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    Birthing A Book

    What a thrill, seeing your words in print. My book, After Sybil, came out on Friday and is now posted on amazon.com. It was a nine year journey from start to publication. Over the years I have written many free lance articles and I am a regular columnist for Bingo Bugle magazine...
    sybilsfriend sybilsfriend 66-70, F 3 Responses Feb 6, 2013

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    How Did You Make The Leap?

    I have been writing stories and poems since I was a young girl. Throughout my life I have been told I should be writing professionally. How does one even start? Any advice?
    imathinkin imathinkin 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2012

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    I Wouold Like To Be Come An Author

                I would like to be come an author someday. But I don't know where to start at. I would like to write books for people top read. Make som eextra money. But I don't now where I should start at . So if some one would...
    acjf acjf 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 10, 2010

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    Three Time Published Author

    I love writing. I've been doing it every since I was a child. But I never saw the potential I had. The power to capture a reader's attention until I got older. It was then I realize that I've wanted to be a published author. And my wish has come true. I have three  published...
    gtafan1987 gtafan1987 22-25 2 Responses Jul 30, 2011

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    I have written one book

    so far, and am currently in process of writing the sequel. So far the second is by far my best work yet. It has the drama and action needed to make it into a motion picture, just need to become well known :)
    Pain1374 Pain1374 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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    One Step Closer...

    I am so excited! *overjoyed* The short story that I wrote for a Kid's Lit class is a finalist in the contest and will be read in my college Tuesday for kids ages 5-13 to judge! The winner gets to be published in the college's literary magazine... one of the more...
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean 36-40, F 11 Responses Mar 30, 2009

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    Yes, I Am An Author

    Thank you for viewing my site.  Among many sites such as this one I have one that is the official one www.tschombert.com At this site you can read many of my up and coming novels that have or soon will be published.  I am a nonfiction writer of the sorts.  My...
    TSchombert TSchombert 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 23, 2008

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    Author, wife, lover,

    and amputee. I have been missing my left leg for years. Growing up I felt that it should not be there, and it is has been a blessing to have it gone. Today's term for this condition is BIID and in the past simply referred to as being a 'wannabe'. I am a full-time crutch user...
    PeggyBuxton PeggyBuxton 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2013

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    Questions For Authors??

    I am a writer, not yet an author but I'm working on it. I've always had skills in writing. I've written poetry and I'm working on two novels now. I just have a few questions to assist me on my journey of becoming an author. How does publishing a novel work? If I live in...
    CourtGatekeeper CourtGatekeeper 18-21, F Nov 23, 2009

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    Best Job In The World

    I'm the Author of over 40 books at the tender age of 26. You can buy my books at Lulu.com by searching for either Patrick Lane or P.Lane. I also have 6 comic volumes out and if you want to buy those, shoot me a message and I'll see what I can do for you. Here's a sample of my...
    perpdestroyer perpdestroyer 22-25 Oct 4, 2013

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    My First Novel

    Is now available for everyone to buy. If you have a Kindle you can get it at: http://www.amazon.com/New-Life-ebook/dp/B004MDLLEU/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&s=digital-text&qid=1297021972&sr=1-4If you have any other ereader device you can go to: http://www.smashwords.com...
    NewLifeAuthor NewLifeAuthor 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 6, 2011

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    Running From Bermuda

    When I was twenty-one I moved to a big city with my boyfriend. Things went bad because of an old high school friend of ours and my relationship ended. For months I was devestated. My first love. I couldn't quite get over it. Every day I would cry at least once for an hour. Then I...
    MamaMoopsie MamaMoopsie 22-25, F 1 Response May 25, 2008

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    Tick, Tock

    A short story. 'Time' is the keyword. I was given all the time in the world and used it to fulfil my own personal needs. Now, I'm here; standing on the edge of twenty stories and regretting all that I didn't do. The wind rustles my hair and pushes me closer to the breaking point...
    DennyMaster DennyMaster 13-15, M Dec 19, 2012

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    Struggling With My Sound Bite

    Okay, my short experience with the Experience project seems to be one of silence. I post, I receive views, I don't get responses. Perhaps I'm writing the wrong things. Perhaps it's the Universe with a grudge. Who knows?! Okay, so, to the point! I have my manuscript. It's...
    WolfInDisguise WolfInDisguise 22-25, M Jun 6, 2013

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    For Alternative Healing Ways & Health Through

    Nutrition Please download the eBook version of “A Unique Documentary of Health through Nutrition”. Four fascinating wellness programs: • High Blood Pressure • Weight Loss • Cholesterol • Anxiety Disorder Download it from Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books...
    gusdeli gusdeli 61-65, M Dec 17, 2013

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    Scary Story

    Our Scout group hiked into a remote camp and we were supposed to bring ghost or scary stories to read at the campfire. I am the ***'t scoutmaster and I had a writing fit after dinner and read my work to the group. Some liked it, some thought it was overly violent. It was...
    banjodad1 banjodad1 51-55 May 26, 2008

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    I have a new story on Smashwords - Larger No

    More, Tales of the Device (sequel to Larger, Tales of the Device) Formerly, a chubby leg amputee but while of falling love with Paula, Patty found a way to correct that. Blind and willowy, she moves in a different circle of friends from before. Paula, missing an arm at the...
    PeggyBuxton PeggyBuxton 51-55, F Dec 21, 2013

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    I Am A Reluctant Author

    I love to read but have never had a desire to write. I don't know the first thing about writing, my punctuation stinks and for me writing is work! I was told that to be an expert in my field, I needed to write a book. So I did. Five of them published and two that are waiting...
    WhenTheGoldenEggCracks WhenTheGoldenEggCracks 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2013

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    Really! I Am An Author!

    I knew it would happen, I just didn't know how or when. The odd thing is, that when it did happen (becoming an author that is) I was very serene and calm. I was expecting to bounce off the walls, yell it to the world. Instead, I looked at the book cover with my name...
    Daughterofskye Daughterofskye 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2008

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    The Story Of My Abuse

    I was abused by a step-father from the age of seven to eleven. I was told everyday that if I told anyone that I would be killed. For five years I dealt with the physical abuse, mental torture and abuse. He would beat me and laugh at me. He found out I was afraid of mice and he...
    Brokenlikeaturtleshell Brokenlikeaturtleshell 36-40, F Sep 7, 2012

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    Published Author

    I was published in 2008 for 4 short stories in the horror genre. I am now participating in my second year of NaNoWriMo.I also have a book trailer for that NaNo manuscript (I work funny, backwards lol)Enjoy! 
    NorthernOntarioMama NorthernOntarioMama 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2011

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    I Have Had 4 Books Published

    And I recommend that ANYONE wanting to have a book published should do it themselves with programs from places like Blurb.com, etc. HOWEVER!!!!!! Buy your ISBN number and have it registered properly, so you can retail your book. Then, if you are REALLY a believer in what you have...
    TaylorBreaksHorses TaylorBreaksHorses 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 16, 2011

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    The Golden Pen

       I am an Independent author and Poetess.  I have written three Poetry Books, 'Melodies of the Heart',  'Gilded Dreams', and 'Portraits of Life',  published by Lulu Enterprises.  I have also published two short stories, 'Princess Rose' and...
    TheGoldenpen TheGoldenpen 46-50, F Jun 4, 2010

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    A Journey To Balance - Making Sense Of It All - Barry Brown

    My life has been riddled with coincidences. I don't know if it is just me or that I am more aware of when it does happen. I have noticed that when I concentrate of something and visualize it, that it will appear in my life in some future date. It has been so consistent that now I...
    BarryBrown BarryBrown 70+ Dec 22, 2011

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    Not Quite First, But...

    Truth first: I'm actually eleven, and I was first published at ten. It's strange... how not only the best is amazing, but second place can be just as exciting. I am an author, but it was all thanks to the Big Issue. They were having a competition to be published in the National...
    darklugia darklugia 13-15 Mar 27, 2011

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    I Want To Become An Author But I Have This Fear!

    I want to become an author some day, but I have this fear of reguction. I have written to fanfiction stories. One about this girl who learns to live life and not to worry so much about the future. The other one is about this girl who learns to let others help even tho this is...
    Tina244 Tina244 12709 2 Responses Aug 10, 2010

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    Well....

    Trying to be one. My advice to everyone attempting to write... Do NOT, under any circumstances, be your own editor. It doesn't work. I've been working on the same book for nearly 10 years, and every time I go back to it, I end up cutting it half. Just write...put it down on...
    JLBetts JLBetts 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 5, 2013

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    I am looking for a few people to review my book

    “A Unique Documentary of Health through Nutrition.” If you would like to review it please leave a comment with your email address and I will give you the free coupon code for Smashwords. Konstantinos “Gus” Deligiannidis, BA, MBA Marketing/Restaurateur Motivational...
    gusdeli gusdeli 61-65, M Dec 18, 2013

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    Well Atleast Not Yet

    i dont know where to start at all. im stuck ...i need steps on hot to become an author...any authors have any tips they would be greatly appreiated message me
    kelsielynn kelsielynn 18-21 1 Response Mar 18, 2010

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    First Reviews In

    My novel The Theory of Relativity is published on amazon as an ebook. amazon.com/dp/B008324A3A It was published in May of 2012. The first 2 reviews are now in: one is 5 star; other is 4 star. I'm pretty pleased about that.
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M Aug 20, 2013

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    Here is a teaser for Love Unbroken

    that comes out on June 12th! 
    callmesuperwoman callmesuperwoman 22-25, F May 17

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    Multi-genre Author

    Kelli Jae Baeli began writing as a child, exploring poetry and journaling, and eventually moving on to short stories. After a romantic fling in the military with another female soldier, she decided to write a book based on the experience. The story that evolved took on a life of...
    KelliJaeBaeli KelliJaeBaeli 51-55, F Oct 10, 2013

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    Tips?

    Hi, I plan to become a writer! My hero is Sarah Dessen and I plan to write for teenagers. If you have any tips for me, I would very much appreciate it considering I have yet to finish a book. Please do not be mean though. Thank you(:
    breakthesilencenow breakthesilencenow 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    As I stated before, I’m the author of six published books; five under my name and one under a pen name. The truth of the matter is I haven’t released anything since 12/2013. I...
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    Authority? What authority?
    RainbowLoveFire RainbowLoveFire 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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    I ****ing love all of her books. My favorites are a tie between "Burned" and "Identical". A plot twist and a half for both of them!
    genericidiot genericidiot 16-17, F Jul 29

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    http://www.lulu.com/shop/melissa-bryan/my-life-as-a-medium-a-journey-through-the-paranormal/hardcover/product-21739741.html This is the latest version of my Book.
    mysteryoutlaw mysteryoutlaw 36-40, F Jul 31

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    they failed me .....................
    yodatheching yodatheching 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    "Fighting For Peace Is Like Screwing For Virginity..." You know, it really makes a hell of a lot of sense.
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    My career as an international investigative journalist ended abruptly in a hospitalization to a padded cell with a drain in the floor. Told I should apply for disability and not...
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