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I Am An Author

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 2 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    '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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Mar 27

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I am published author seeking individuals who would be willing to read my book and provide me with feedback.
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    I'm sick and tired of people treating me like dirt. I'm sick of bosses who tell us to do stupid things and then don't bother to explain them. I'm sick of being told that I must...
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    I would like to have sexy chats or exchange sexy stories with a woman. I have a pretty good imagination and write reasonably well. I would be very discrete.
    tnomrev tnomrev 56-60, M Mar 29

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    15 and almost ready to publish my first of six books in a series. How exciting! I hope it's successful, I have reason to believe that it will, but, still, my fingers are crossed...
    whytfng whytfng 13-15, M Apr 2

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    Sure do, it might **** them off and make them mad as hell. If you can't stand the heat, get the hell out of the kitchen.
    Maurelle Maurelle 22-25 Apr 10

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    Not published as of yet, but with two novels currently in process. I started writing as a form of therapy when I couldn't afford professional help. Now, I write because I am...
    Ailill Ailill 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    "Healthful" stainless steel technology trend as well as brand-new applications-------Fadior signed a long-time cooperation agreement with TISCOIt really is documented that: April...
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    A standard tale of humanity; here we are, through all trials and issue that have come before us. I shall not grieve about such things, as they detach from my authority once they...
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    After leaving the Indian reservation my father got a job as Zone Director of Indian Heath Services in a small white bush town. The primary school had the advantage of having the...
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    An Authors Pointless Sympathy By Hollie Davidson (Me, aha) I call her name in full despair I look for the warnings everywhere I wait at the doorway unaware My heart got broken...
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    Brain death of someone dear and near to us often shatters our hope, and hopelessly people harp hopes to put the patient on life support system for sometime and finally the ultimate...
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    "For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished."(Matthew 5:18)Repeatedly during His...
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    Back in 1999 when I was 8-years-old, a couple of months away from being nine, I received the worst thing that ever happened to me as a child. And all of it over something I didn't...
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    ***Post of the Day*** Find out more at: www.facebook.com/FavorUponYouThe Qur’an- God’s Eternal Challenge to Mankind (Part 6/6): CONCLUSIONThe Qur’an reaches...
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