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I Am In the Process of Writing a Book

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    Seeking Submissions For My Book

    I’m soliciting the help of all of my friends with a book project. The working title is “Letters to My Twelve Year Old Self”.  I am seeking submissions from adults of all ages, genders, and ethnic backgrounds.  What do you wish you knew about life as you entered your...
    dawinla dawinla 51-55, M 1 Response May 20, 2013

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    A Novel, A Series, And Several Short Stories

         I have been working on several ideas at the same time for twelve plus years, now, and still have yet to finish any one of them.          I guess you could say I'm a terrible perfectionist, when it comes to my work. If I'm ever going to get any of my stories out...
    Nightfrost Nightfrost 31-35, M May 13, 2011

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    Actually Seven...

    I am writing seven books right now! All but I think 2 are romance books. The one is about two guys dating and the one has cancer. Another is about a boy who is very interested in the arts, and acting, and his family works on a bee farm making honey. Another is about a seventh...
    Emofox Emofox 18-21, T Apr 29, 2012

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    is it still a writer's block

    if 10 years has passed already? i need to find my soul...
    imdaper imdaper 26-30, F Jun 5

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    Would Anyone Like To Help Me?

    I've been working on a story that I want to be my first official story, and I set up a website so that I could easily share with my friends. I'd love as much feedback as I can get, so..would anyone care to check it out?   http://www.roseredelementals.webs.com/  ...
    X6rose6red6X X6rose6red6X 18-21, F Apr 21, 2010

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    So I Have Always Wanted To Write Novels

    I have always enjoyed writing. I remember hearing in a movie or something a long time ago a character saying "If its the first thing you want to do in the morning, the last thing you want to do at night and its all you think about all day, then baby you are a..." the word she...
    MisaNicole MisaNicole 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 4, 2013

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    Twist (...more)

    High school ended and I was on my way to college. I was moving away, and although it saddened my family I was looking forward to the adventure of beginning my adult life. My grandparents had sent me off with two of the most generous gifts I had ever received; a new car (well...
    aiddysbunny aiddysbunny 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2012

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    Just A Little Something

    My friend and I are working on a book together.. This is just a little something from it.Save me, save me! Tate blinked a few times and stepped away from the window. He ran his fingers through his hair and turned from the outdoor landscape. Tate’s heart pounded loudly as he sat...
    BurriedSorrows BurriedSorrows 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 23, 2012

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    Feedback On A Fantasys Story?

    Prologue   Drums. Drums beat. The pounding is deafening, the regular and unchanging beat. The irregular clang of blades on each other and shields. Blood. Blood stains the ground and runs as a river. The shadow of war is on us, when the world turns against us and you no...
    egrishin egrishin 22-25 Oct 10, 2011

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    Mi Vida Loca!

    My friends and family have often asked me to write the chapters of my life for all to read.  I have, indeed, lived a colorful and varied life filled with love and laughter, heartache and pain.  But no, I will never publish my life for all to read.  I am not a...
    giggles4488 giggles4488 56-60, F 15 Responses Feb 22, 2010

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    Frustrated But Empowered...

    A few months ago, I wrote about how I was going to go for it and write. I felt great and ready. I had this grand plan to write the novel of my heart by myself and write 2 "commercial" novels to pay the bills. I realize that is not the way. I had it all set up to allow a ghost...
    MisaNicole MisaNicole 41-45, F Mar 6, 2013

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    For Awhile

    I've been working on a story for a while, it's a science fiction/fantasy book. Don't have a title for it yet, but it contains 8 short stories and 2 long stories. The one thing I dislike the most is writer's block :P
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 27, 2012

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    Hardest Part Of Writing

    seems to be just doing it.  I think about it.  Think about the characters, the flow of the story and the pace.  I was stuck for about nine months feeling like it just wasn't good enough and I couldn't find the the real story.  Then I was reminded once...
    desertdrifter desertdrifter 36-40, M 3 Responses Nov 6, 2009

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    It Can Be Done.

    I have been writing for almost 18 years. In first grade through fifth grade I was in a program called Young Authors in which we had to write and illustrate books. I never won the main prizes, but I loved the process every year even as a kid. I also just enjoy telling stories. I...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2013

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    Now this can be at once an enjoyable

    and stressful thing. It's fiction, and it's a story of what happens on and to the Earth and a small group of people, when the Sun shoots off a hugely powerful burst of EMF. The burst kills every electronic device on earth and fries all power generation and distribution plants...
    wordsareforever wordsareforever 66-70, M 5 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    I am currently writing a book.

    I'm looking for original words from people that I can add into the book. I need answers to the following questions: Where was your first date? Did you break up with someone and if you did, why? Did you feel your relationship with someone was a romantic comedy? Did you ever...
    minidisaster minidisaster 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    Finishing... and Editing... Let Alone Submitting!

    I'm currently writing a childrens' novel, and am so far up to 82 thousand words... and haven't even finished it!  This, of course, will have to be edited down to about 80 thousand words, all told.   The book, I'm told, is a sizzling page-turner, but I do need to...
    hazydaze64 hazydaze64 61-65, F 4 Responses Sep 6, 2007

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    Twist (first Part...more To Come)

    Looking back I can never remember a time when Twist was not a part of my life. As a small child I can remember him always looking over me, smiling, and soothing me when I was sad. As an older child I remember him being my playmate when I was alone. He always seemed to be just...
    aiddysbunny aiddysbunny 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2012

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    I Am A Writer...Or At Least I Used To Be

    I take that back, I am a writer. I have been and always will be a writer, it is like breathing for me. My world fell apart two years ago and I haven't been able to write a word since. It is an excuse I know. I need to write every day and it will all come back. Real life tends to...
    Amy947 Amy947 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 8, 2013

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    I Am Writing A Book

    I had came up with an idea but I need some help. The idea of the story is about a musician in the 1920s or 1930s that is dating a singer he works with. A producer finds out about the girl and how's she's a good singer but he only wants to sign her and not her and the guy. The...
    Slw1992 Slw1992 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 18, 2013

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    Non-fiction, Creative Writing.

    I've always loved writing, and I figured if I love it so much than maybe I should write a book. That was about a year ago, and I'm still in the process of writing it. It's a whole lot harder than I thought, not just drafting and getting my ideas together, but STICKING with a plot...
    anonymousabomination anonymousabomination 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 7, 2012

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    Take 2!!!

    actually, I'm done with the first, and am working on getting it published.  But it was the first of a series, and work on a series never ends...  it just goes to the next volume, lol!!!
    SunnyKris SunnyKris 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 5, 2007

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    Aren't We All?

    I usually have two or three manuscripts in various stages of development at any time, though the ratio of “developed” to “destroyed” is disturbingly low. Despite the arithmetic, the brain churns, the keyboard clicks, and the words scroll.It’s the journey, right? Besides...
    OverWritten OverWritten 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 19, 2012

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    But I Wish It Was An Easier Process...

    If you're a friend of mine from the Experience Project, then you probably know I've been working on a book for awhile now. Many of the stories I've posted here are potential excerpts from 'Coming Home to the Heart of Nature'. I really enjoy sharing the things I do, and am anxious...
    VTMarkus VTMarkus 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 26, 2012

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    My Book Was Interrupted By Disease, But Look At Me Now!

    Hi Everyone This post is for anyone who thinks that disease can only make your life worse. I want you to know that the good days are not all behind you. I was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis in March 2010, twelve months after the first symptoms appeared. I was 36, happily...
    ShaneMBrown ShaneMBrown 36-40, M Nov 18, 2012

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    My Story

    I am think about writing about a wolf and human but i am not quite sure. Have writers block Anyone got any ideas just tell me
    KittyInBlueJeans KittyInBlueJeans 16-17, F May 31, 2012

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    I started out on this journey with the purpose

    of healing my soul. It's working. I'm so proud of myself, and I just wanted to tell someone.
    Queena007 Queena007 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 5

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    In The Works For A Long Time

    I have been working on a fiction book for several years and I really hope to finish it this year
    highbeams highbeams 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 20, 2010

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    Hematomania And Asylums

    I recently got an idea for a new story about a girl who has hematomania (an obsession with blood) and lives in a psychiatric hospital. The plot will basically be about a college student trying to reform her and get her back into the world. The problem is, I know basically...
    Hillbillygirl11 Hillbillygirl11 13-15, F Feb 22, 2013

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    Just Started

    This is a fictional story about vampires, werewolves, angels, demons, God and the Devil and the End of Time (as we know it)...  I am trying to tie in modern situations and relate them to Bible stories and beliefs.  I suspect that this may be very controversial if this...
    dk7704 dk7704 36-40, F Oct 31, 2009

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    I Need An Opinion (its A Work In Progress)

    Chapter One: Upon opening her eyes, Auralee noticed the snow outside her window. It was reflecting the bright winter sunlight and bouncing it across the yard. She slipped on some house shoes and walked outside to embrace the magnificence of the first snowfall of the year...
    lunaria23 lunaria23 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 20, 2012

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    First Time Writer

    I am a first time writer working on my first novel. I'm currently working on my third rewrite and have changed alot about how my story will be written. I changed from first person to third and am switching between characters povs. My main character, villian, and love interest. It...
    dreamnoutloud dreamnoutloud 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 24, 2010

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    Working On 3 Series

    I am currently working on 3 series. 2 are adult paranormal romances and one is a young adult paranormal series. I thought if I work on multiple series, then when I am blocked on one I will have the others to work on, sadly that is not the case. When I get blocked it is like a...
    misskittycat06 misskittycat06 26-30, F Nov 30, 2010

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    2 Novels And Another On The Way

    I have one novel completed and I am editing it, trying to make it a bit more discriptive in certain areas. I also have a short story that I self published that  I would like to rework. Recently started on another novel but I'm not quite sure if its the type of work that I...
    Lysistra Lysistra 41-45, F Nov 6, 2010

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    Nonfiction Paranormal Activity

    Everybody tells everybody to write a book based on their life.There are so many out there, that horrid truths aren't unusual anymore.So I've started a book on a lot of paranormal activity in my home that is documented by an investigative paranormal team in .The book starts with...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 3 Responses Jan 20, 2013

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    My Book

    I just recently met with an author at a flea market. He signed my book and gave me great advice on websites. I'm so excited. Writing a book is tough though, I hate writer's block.
    ThinkingIsBeautiful ThinkingIsBeautiful 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 9, 2012

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    This Is Kind Of Redundant

    So I am writing a story about writing a story. Well the story I am writing is about the first vampire (not Dracula or Edward Cullen) I am writing about Lilith the first vampire she was curse by God because she refused to be in the lower position (hint hint)this is her jewish...
    Ladystone Ladystone 16-17, F Apr 3, 2013

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    Need Some Advice!

    I am in the middle of writing my book. I want to know if it's worth actually finishing, so I want to give you the general gist of the book. Marissa is a 16 yr old, with a little brother named John. Her parents split up 4 years ago, and they have been living with their mom ever...
    Nasuada Nasuada 13-15 3 Responses Jan 5, 2013

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    Writing Since 9 Years Old

    I started writing when I was nine (as the title may suggest). I guess technically it hasn't been that long, but it feels like centuries. My writing has matured a lot, and I feel somewhat confident saying I am pretty good at it. Most of the time. I will write anything, anywhere...
    Hillbillygirl11 Hillbillygirl11 13-15, F Feb 14, 2013

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    The Giant Secret

    This is one of the very first books I've written which is now 98% finished. It took a few year's because I was getting more ideas and create more books for children and teenagers I wasn't really able to get back to my other book. Basically this story is about a baby who was born...
    Heylilvelvet Heylilvelvet 18-21, F Jan 10, 2013

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    A Closet Writer

    I have been writing since i was in high school, many, many years ago. I have written several stories and kept them in my closet, as i have not yet tried to publish anything. mostly, i don't have the time to write anymore, trying to work a full time job. what i have written, i...
    alekatz alekatz 46-50, M Feb 21, 2013

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    I Would Like To Get A Book Completed.

    But i am struggling to find inspiration to get one completed. If there is any one out there who likes to write as well, please tell me ways that you inspire yourself into writing and completing a story that you are proud of. (i don't even care if it's strange).
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    Just Enjoying My Weekend

    Actually, I am in the process of writing a few books. I am so slow and distracted easily...Especially this weekend. It's my first free weekend in 3 months. It'll be my last for 3 weeks. I was enjoying it thoroughly.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F May 7, 2012

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    Still At It

    I have been writing as long as I can remember. I have a poem book that I have made about 3 years ago and I have sold ten of them. That makes me happy to know that some people still like to buy books. I am writing a story about a man without a name. It is taking me a long time to...
    wildandlovit81 wildandlovit81 26-30, M Jan 26, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I'm trying to at least. It's hard. Any book writers here on EP? How long did it take you to write? What was your strategy to keep writing? It's hard to stay focused! I NEED HELP...
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I am in the process writing a book. Title is. There's no coincidences with almighty God. Basically my testimony. Explaining why certain things happened to me. Not really a...
    Deeperthinker Deeperthinker 31-35, M Aug 3

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    The photographs with the e book revealed Listed below are the correct illustrations or photos taken with the reserve available for purchase, has long been utilised after, by now...
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    Does your business at any time host, sponsor or show up at functions? These may be anything from a tradeshow to fundraiser and they are an excellent opportunity to get your...
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    Sign organization specialising in sign design, sign manufacture, and installation of top of the range signs. Specialising in big and compact format photographic or normal signage...
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    Perth Net designer and developer specialising in interactive company Web-sites and vinyl decal and signage creation.*Be sure to Take note this vehicle has a seized motor and can't...
    Tyreexoh Tyreexoh 31-35, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    This is actually a somewhat new venture for me. I've been writing all my life (as a hobby), and dabbled a bit in the "erotica" genre a long time ago. Mostly I write in the sci-fi...
    thisisnotreallyme thisisnotreallyme 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 9

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    Perth World wide web designer and developer specialising in interactive enterprise websites in addition to vinyl decal and signage generation.From Retractable Banner Stands to full...
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