I Am An Author

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 223 People

    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

    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

    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
    26-30, M
    Jun 6, 2013

    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

    Right now I'm developing my main characters

    for my story. The name I want to use for one of them fits the character perfectly in my opinion. But the problem is that the name is also the name of a main character in a popular book and movie series and I don't want anyone to think I had copied anyone. What should I do?
    LovelyFirefly LovelyFirefly
    13-15, F
    Mar 13

    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

    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

    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

    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

    I publish under the pseudonym of "H.

    J", and my first book - The Piano - came out just a little over one year ago. If you like things that are unconventional, passionate and daring, then I urge you to please give this one a chance. Thank you. I'm looking for and would appreciate people who wouldn't mind reading the...
    1happylady 1happylady
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 10, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Nov 14, 2013

    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

    Here is a teaser for Love Unbroken

    that comes out on June 12th! 
    callmesuperwoman callmesuperwoman
    22-25, F
    May 17, 2014

    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
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 30, 2011

    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, 2014

    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

    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

    Sort of, I have a few books

    that are in the making but I'm just stuck on the first chapter
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 1

    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

    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

    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
    1 Response Oct 4, 2013

    Looking for a Traditional Publisher.

    ..Hi. In the written world, I'm known s H.J; author of The Piano. I Self-Published that book, and I have more awaiting to be Published but for those ones I'd like to try a Traditional Publishing company instead. Does anybody have any that they wouldn't mind recommending...
    1happylady 1happylady
    22-25, F
    Apr 11, 2015

    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
    1 Response Dec 18, 2013

    I am a a published author by a "Big 5"

    publishing house. I have a series for tween girls and a young adult novel coming out this month. I support myself fully by writing and I love it!
    BrokeninBrooklym BrokeninBrooklym
    26-30, F
    Apr 28, 2015

    I am writing a book called The Haunting of the

    Old Morristown College. I will try to post my story on here if anyone is interested. Please let me know. Thank you.
    davidallen1912 davidallen1912
    18-21, M
    Jul 27, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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, 2014

    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, 2014

    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
    1 Response Jul 5, 2013

    What do you think makes an author?

    Is it someone who writes poetry, fanfiction, stories, and full-length novels? Are there any specifications? Personally, I don’t know. What I do know, is that I’m one of those crazy people who actually want to be seen as an author. For the past eleven years I have been...
    TheBeautyistheBeast TheBeautyistheBeast
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 29, 2015

    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
    2 Responses May 25, 2008

    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
    1 Response Aug 20, 2013

    I published my first novel at sixteen

    and made the mistake of publishing the first of a trilogy. My second novel was published the next year, but it has been about a year since the publication of my second novel, for different reasons I haven't gotten round to even finishing the last one and now my laptop is broken...
    AlanaCat AlanaCat
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 20, 2015

    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

    I have released my first book

    and my sequel within this year which is great and all, but now I have writers block and need to complete the third one! I have requests to hurry up and when I'm releasing it and it's stressful. I have planned everything that will happen but putting it into words is slow, almost...
    TealTails TealTails
    18-21, F
    Dec 29, 2014

    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

    So two years ago tried getting a book agent

    but no one seemed interested in my first 3 chapters. I did not give up, I realised I made a huge mistake by re reading my work. The story was... had unnecessary details and first 3 chapters were not that good TBH, especially aiming for young teen and teen audiences. I shall...
    Sazzio Sazzio
    26-30, M
    Sep 23, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    I've just finished writing my first book!

    Any tips on getting it published? I'm British.
    Harryp0tter Harryp0tter
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 3, 2015
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