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I Am Trying To Write A Book

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 374 People

    You Need To Just Do It!

    First you write, then write some more. Out of that writing an idea may form. Once the idea forms, just keep writing until you have all the ideas and details you will need for writing an outline. Especially if you are writing a plot your outline should be outlining events that...
    mtiff mtiff 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 9, 2013

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    A Fantasy Book

    I want to write a fantasy book. I have many good ideas and a very vivid imagination. I have tried starting at least ten times but every-time I have the same three problems. 1: I find it very difficult to come up with good medieval fantasy names that aren't very likely copyrighted...
    MLPL224 MLPL224 18-21, M Oct 4, 2013

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    Writing A Book

    HiI have been writing a romance novel for the last 3 years.  I Have finally finished and have a complete manuscript hoping to get it published. 
    caroleshane caroleshane 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 19, 2011

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    Iiiintroducing Soul Clay!

    This is the plot of my book. Enjoy. In this land, art is everything, the beauty and magnitude of your art is only measured by the strength and pureness of your soul. The wise and ancient earth golems and the also wise celestrial wind and ice dogs, the skylores discovered soul...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jul 4, 2012

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    Ugh...

    Writer's block.... big time. And not the block where you don't know what to write. The block where you have an idea but can't put it on paper. That block is worse I think. Becuase at least if you have the block where you don't have any idea what to write then you at least have an...
    Kaity5 Kaity5 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17, 2012

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    Trying Is The Key Word Here

    I am trying to write a book. I am better at keeping journals though. Reality is easier to comment on than fiction. Fiction is challenging! I have written about 40 pages typed so far of the first draft and I am going to keep going. My influences are; Oliver Sacks, Robert Crumb...
    palepinkchick palepinkchick 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 17, 2010

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    About Writing A Book

    I AM 66 YEARS OLD, WROTE MY FIRST WORK WHEN EDITOR OF HIGH SCHOOL WHEN I WAS 12.. LET US REMEMBER YOU NEED TO WALK RATHER THAN RUN, NEVER MIND IDEAS OF WRITING BOOKS-START OFF WITH SHORT STORIES- YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE FICTION-NON FICTION OR OTHER. IN MY 50+ YEARS AS A PUBLISHED...
    proudkiwinz proudkiwinz 66-70, M Feb 9, 2012

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    orcabelly orcabelly 22-25, F May 3, 2014

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    Written In Cold Blood.

    I've been trying to get inspired to write something really creepy and up until now i just had no luck. But OH, DIVINE CONSPIRACY!!!!!! Msi never fails me . NEVER EVER EVER. I recomend you listen to them, if you wanna. And please don't comment to tell me how horrible my tastes in...
    sayonaranow sayonaranow 18-21, F Jan 13, 2013

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    I Think That Will Never Happen

    well... i write alot of stories but never finish it, i don't know why... once i wrote long story but never found the right end, and almost my stories are not good enough to be read... i like to write stories and i would like to finish one at least but i don't know how to get the...
    fogottenangel fogottenangel 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 4, 2013

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    My Dream.

    My dream is to become the next Stephenie Meyer or J.K. Rowling.  I want the whole works.  Book series, merchandise, movies...  I want it all.  The only problem is that I have to find a theme that will turn into a craze, like Twilight and Harry...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 8 Responses Nov 24, 2009

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    14th Floor

    the re on the 14th floor, her sad red leather box jacket hung on the coat stand, she looks at the skyline, she thinks there must be more to life than this. This?!! what was this? sad weekends and empty evenings, longings and stirrings for things she couldnt even recognise anymore...
    literarylover literarylover 41-45, M Jun 30, 2011

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    Writing About Vampires

    Since I was 14 I've been writing about vampires. It's been six years now since I discovered how wonderful is to create a character. They grow up just like children, sometimes like very STUBBORN children, and I love them like if they were my kids ^^ Their story is about an...
    KateSales KateSales 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 13, 2011

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    My Books

    I'm writing 2 books, because I love writing, I write poetry too. But I want to tell about my 2 books. But the writing isn't going fast, with one book, I'm writing for 3 years now, and it has only 47 pages, of the 200 I want to write, and my other, which I'm working on for 9...
    littlewolf1 littlewolf1 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 12, 2012

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    Relapse, Part One. (it'a Crappy! You Have Been Warned!)

    Suicide is man's way of telling God, "You can't fire me - I quit." -Bill Maher ---------------------------------------------------------- There was a pause, just before she took that last step off the building's edge and into oblivion. That's what she wanted, right? In the...
    sayonaranow sayonaranow 18-21, F Nov 29, 2012

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    The Journey So Far

    It's been tough with all that's happening right now. We are still looking for a new place and getting ready to move. Daddy and Baby have been sick, and I'm not getting much sleep. We also had family visit from out of state, and lots of snow keeping us pretty much stuck at home...
    FellidayaFiresong FellidayaFiresong 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 2, 2013

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    It's What I Do

    Whenever I'm bored, or upset, or whenever I'm suddenly struck with inspiration, I turn to my pencil, and I write. Lately I've been focusing on a few different stories. I'm seriously considering turning these into novels, but I honestly have no idea if they're going to make it...
    Writing4Life Writing4Life 16-17 4 Responses Apr 15, 2011

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    I have had this idea

    for a book for about a year or so. It's about a future apocalyptic event (no zombies,) and at least partly about mankind's reaction to the news of the event. The event will be something like an asteroid on the way to earth, but we have 50 - 75 years, or more, to prepare for it.
    randybear randybear 41-45, M 1 Response May 13, 2014

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    I Have Been Working On 3 Now For A Few Years

    The first book I hope to some day post is about love of a child and the girl who became my wife at age 13 it is about how we became best friends at age 11 and how easy it would have been to just over look her. I guess it talks of many things as we grew up over the next few months...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M May 21, 2013

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    New Blood: The Legend Of The White Tiger

    Prologue Four Councils gather together to talk about some matters they have received from a covenant and about four teenagers who have extraordinary abilities, headquarters’ on a search for humans like of the teenagers they've discovered. “We have the four perfect weapons...
    xiiamville xiiamville 22-25, M Nov 12, 2012

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    I Want To Be...

    I find it completely amazing that there are people in the world like Rowling and Tolken who have created such complete worlds that they have their own rules and boundaries. Tolken even created a whole language to make his world more believeable. I want to be able to do that. I...
    LadyCornier LadyCornier 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 25, 2011

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    My Book

    So, I just wann a know what you guys think about my book idea. There aren't many like it on the market, especially well known ones. So, I've already written a bit of it, and I have a good amount planned out, and it's a story about a high school girl who develbablyops very strong...
    MickeyGrl MickeyGrl 16-17, F Jul 6, 2012

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    Short Story

    A resounding crack echoed off the wall as her head began to swim with vertigo. A wicked smile crept across the face of this soulless being. His victim a lonely college student trembled and clutched her arms to her body. Smiling inwardly while his face masked in horror, he...
    Standing4life Standing4life 18-21, F Nov 7, 2011

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    Hello everyone! Like you I also would like to write books! If you could I would like you to read the start of this story I began. And if you could tell my what you think or give me...
    ButWhereIsHome ButWhereIsHome 13-15, F Apr 29

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    It's not that I'm not okay. It's that... Well… I guess that's the correct statement to go by. Becau,se existing in a world full of pain? Okay? Not really my way of life. You know...
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    Okay I know for a fact that some are gonna think this is ridiculous, and you have that right as much as I have the right to be seriously bothered about it. Anyway, there's some...
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    One of my friends was wondering if they should start on reading a book on Set Theory for their Math Degree. [I have no degree btw] Here's a list of probably the easier books on...
    atenra11 atenra11 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    Tell me if this is a good story.Just comment a good or bad please PLEASE. IM 13 AND I WANT THIS TO BE KEPT AS MINE. DONT STEAL IT. Sometimes, when I go to the bathroom at the end...
    oneinforty oneinforty 16-17, F May 3

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    "she would.of been named Lilith" She would of been named Lilith Her middle names would of been Sky, or Dreamer, or maybe even Rave Something that was our own little joke Something...
    ThatOneNerdGirl ThatOneNerdGirl 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    I have completely lost my passion for science, but I really want to find it again because I so badly want to help people! But I think I need to take a break from science. Maybe for...
    HannahSavannah HannahSavannah 18-21, F 1 Response May 10

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    I am currently working on 4-5 books. Two in one series, one in another, and one on a website called Wattpad or something. I'm in 7th grade, and writing books is hard. I have to do...
    kittycat6006 kittycat6006 13-15, F Apr 27

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    Samsung's Ativ Book 8 is the replacement for the Series 7 Chronos. Here's our review of the high-performance full-size Windows 8 laptop.When Samsung released its excellent Ultimate...
    sandy198801 sandy198801 22-25, F May 8

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    It's true. I've been fantasizing a lot recently, about things involving both men and women. Trying to get it all sorted out. :)
    sorceroussymbiote sorceroussymbiote 26-30, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I have been doing this my whole life, ever since I got my first diary when I was a little girl. I was about 7or 9 years old. I wrote in that diary everyday and I carried it with...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly 36-40, F Apr 27

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    i wanted to tell the world my story and be an inspiration.. but i dont know how or where to start to write a book. i hope if there are writers or aspiring writers here can tell me...
    sheiszahra sheiszahra 22-25, F 1 Response May 16

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    ~Anastasia P.O.V~       I am on the bus heading to my home town in Norman, Oklahoma. The only people on the bus is me, a white couple and there baby. The bus ride is only one...
    RobertsLove17 RobertsLove17 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    "My two worlds" is the first book by Argentinian writer Sergio Chejfec that I read, and will surely not be the last one. The plot is arguably very simple: a writer who is in a...
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 41-45, M 1 Response May 11

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    I love to write poems, and sometimes I'll go to this library and type a story on the type writer they have. Books are magic and writing them makes you the God of the dimension of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 17

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    Jacklyin Taylors looked over the city from her eleventh floor condo. She stares long and hard at the bustling city streets. They moved at an alarming rate for it to be 10:30 at...
    lunsymone lunsymone 18-21, F 2 Responses May 5

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    For anybody who even cares: a status update on my fiction writing project ---------------------- Last night I did pretty well. I get ideas for this project in snippets - usually at...
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 18 Responses May 14

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    I've been a reader since I'm a little kid, I'd read in my native language ( Spanish) and I'm trying to read in others like French and English so I tried too to write my own http...
    gmah26 gmah26 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    Kinda ironic... Never been in love, but I just love romanticism. Romance is my passion when writing poetry or stories... Idk if I really like romance in real life because I have...
    UNDecodable UNDecodable 18-21, F May 2

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    I don't know if it is because I attended a school in the UK where we were taught Dickens, Chaucer and Steinbeck like gospel, but I really have a passion for the classics, in...
    amazingamelia amazingamelia 13-15, F 1 Response May 15