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    I started writing my first novel in July of

    last year. I have tried writing many times before because I knew that it was something I had to do. However, I seemed to be forcing the issue rather than letting it happen naturally, and I would lose interest half way through. This one is different though! I finished my first...
    Katieg81 Katieg81 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 28, 2014

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    I wish we could go back in time

    when the drama only happened in movies, when fighting was only a game, when hurt was only a scraped knee I wish we could return to the world when everyone was happy when life wasn't about money when all everyone could hear was the laughter in the sunset I wish we could...
    cailowe cailowe 16-17, F May 5, 2015

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    I need a co-writer for a realistic drama novel

    about a woman in prison. PLEASE be my co-writer and don't abandon me. :(
    blipsycat1 blipsycat1 22-25, M 6 Responses May 11, 2014

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    My novel is based on a idea

    that I got when I was five. It started when I was bored during a car ride and it sorta advanced over the years. I've attempted several times to write it down when I was 8, 12, and 15. I'm now going to go all the way with it. So I hope I don't hit the inevitable writer's block...
    odessa94 odessa94 18-21, T 1 Response Jun 11, 2015

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    Farewell Mahlon Chapter 2:Mahlon had long

    beautiful dark hair. Since she insisted that it always be kept up in ponytails and plaits I had forgotten just how gorgeous and long it was. Someone had taken out the plait she had the day she died and painstakingly combed it so it feathered out over her shoulders and down a...
    HellenicinHouston HellenicinHouston 41-45, M Jan 30

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    Psycho142 Psycho142 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    The Journey

    No one seems to give the right advice for actually getting writing done. Ironically books are horrible for this. Oh, they might tell ya how to use a period or a question mark, or what a verb is. They might even tell ya what conflict and resolution is, but they don't really...
    mtiff mtiff 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 5, 2013

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    I have an idea for a novel

    but want to know people's opinions. Message me?
    Psycho142 Psycho142 18-21, M Dec 31, 2015

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    This is my first novel.

    I have been writing it and rewriting it for 8 years. I finally think that I am on the final draft. I have 440 pages so far. I'm almost finished.
    EczemaHerpes EczemaHerpes 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    Perfect Stories.

    Writing a novel is so much hard work. I don't think a lot of people realise how many drafts and hundreds and thousands of hours people spend on perfecting their stories; but that's just it -- perfection doesn't exist. While I admit hard work and aiming high are good traits...
    jon10101 jon10101 22-25 3 Responses Mar 31, 2012

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    Figure It Out

    Can you answer all seven of the following questions with the same word? 1. The word has seven letters.... 2. Preceded God... 3. Greater than God... 4. More Evil than the devil... 5. All poor people have it... 6. Wealthy people need it.... 7. If you eat it, you will die. Did you...
    kchz336 kchz336 26-30, M 4 Responses Jan 26, 2012

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    I think I'm going to pick my novel back up

    and write it from scratch again. the story is set in a fantasy world on the brink of a world war while something wicked takes advantage of the chaos.
    Zurea Zurea 26-30, T 4 Responses Aug 12, 2015

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    Hi everybody. My name is Helen Susan Swift

    and I am writing a novel. I already have two published on Amazon, both historical novels of different types. I have: 'The Handfasters' which is a romantic novel set in the early 19th century and 'Dark Voyage' which is a ghost-horror story set at sea in 1914. I am not sure...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 18, 2014

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    This is the intro to my book.

    Tell me if you like it and if it makes sense: Love brings out the best and the worst in us. It makes us vulnerable, afraid to lose the ones we adore. It feels like heaven but can hurt like hell. Love is not a blessing. But a curse. When love becomes a weapon, it is poisonous...
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 2015

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    My Tale

    You’ve got my tongue, You beast, give it back! Let go of my hands I need these fingers! Get out of my head Be gone, I’m through with you! I’m going to do it you know? I’m strong now I’m just going to let it fly! I’m waking up, pulling my neck out of the sand...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 56-60, F 5 Responses Feb 27, 2012

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    Bloodsong: An Excerpt

    Warning: Some violence. It is a vampire novel after all. Please let me know what you think!I awoke ravenous. The dark was oppressive, yet somehow I could see clearly.  I could also smell the aroma of something, something enticing, something that made my body burn with desire...
    TheCricket TheCricket 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 20, 2013

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    Holy **** finally finished the first chapter

    but i probably have to add more
    felinemag felinemag 16-17 1 Response Sep 28, 2015

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    My novel, as of now, is titled Life In Death,

    and part of it can be found on WattPad. As always, it is taking me forever to write it and it is nowhere near finished. http://w.tt/1MZNHNW Please follow me on WattPad if you like it.
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F Oct 24, 2015

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    Mercy's Cedar Coffin

    I am going out today. While I am out, I hope that I take the time to sit in the bookstore with coffee and read something that is cunning enough to capture my interest. If I do, I will buy it and carry it home lovingly and I will read lustfully…. and then I will mourn when I...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 56-60, F 4 Responses Feb 20, 2012

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    I Am Writing the Next Great American Novel… I Hope

      This story started eleven years ago. I went through a time where I had witnessed shall we say a lot of trauma and began suffering from nightmares and eventually night terrors. The therapist suggested that when I had these dreams I should write them down immediately in...
    dasmuggler dasmuggler 36-40, M 14 Responses Jan 3, 2009

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    Anyone want to help me with a story I'm writing?

    I was thinking about rping it to get ideas. Message me.
    Psycho142 Psycho142 18-21, M Dec 29, 2015

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    The story is coming along great,

    and I love it. Sometimes I surprise myself by how my imagination works; most of the time the plot changes into something I never expected. I can honestly say I'm proud of myself. I really plan on becoming a successful editor one day, and do some writing on the side. I can't...
    BookWonderer BookWonderer 16-17, F May 4, 2015

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    I currently am thinking about writing a story

    and am looking for a co-author to help me with ideas, message me if interested.
    Psycho142 Psycho142 18-21, M Dec 31, 2015

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    I am in serious need feedback.

    I need people who are serious about committing to reading my story because I've sent it to multiple people, and they have not gotten back to me. Im having a crisis. I really want to finish my book and get it published! Please help if you're serious!
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 11, 2015

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    Yesterday, I came up with a new idea

    for another book to write. It's a crime book about a serial killer. I've been watching a lot of crime shows and writing a lot of supernatural serial killer AU Fanfiction. It also because I was wondering what it'd be like if I were a serial killer and so I'm going to write it...
    odessa94 odessa94 18-21, T 2 Responses Sep 7, 2015

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    Tell me what you guys think.

    .. Prologue The halls of the king’s palace were engulfed in icy darkness. Small flames danced fearfully in the dead, black corridors. Silent stars crawled across the beautiful horizon, pulling merchants and tradesmen from all across Skyrim with them. The snow glistened like a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 18, 2015

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    Sinful Work...the preview

    since I didn't finish the prologue yet. I'm starting on chapter 1 a few hours from now. Twenty six year old Ben D'Amour was losing his insanity each day. All because of an eighteen year old girl. When she glances at him with a fascinating smile, hundreds of butterflies would...
    gorgeusgirlSky3 gorgeusgirlSky3 13-15 1 Response Sep 9, 2015

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    I might be insane, but I sure know how to hold

    a knife without looking like an amateur
    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 28, 2015

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    I'm doing it. I am writing a novel.

    -- I have long loved the beauty of the written word, but in high school I started leaning towards visual art, and from college to career have pursued the visual and much left alone the written word. Aside from my occasional personal blog essays bitching about socio-political...
    frostyflower frostyflower 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 29, 2015

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    However I am a little stuck.

    My character needs the ability to kill without raising suspicion. It's a dark fantasy novel so it can be a bit out there.
    CovertInk CovertInk 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 25, 2015

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    I need some opinions about it.

    I've been stuck in the same thing for months
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 21, 2015

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    The sun stood up in the sky,

    and was shining down at the planet. Everything seemed so great, and in another minute it was all gone. The sun was gone, and the darkness came with every little star upon it.
    Selma17 Selma17 16-17, F Nov 28, 2015

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    I am writing several novels

    but with college and life on here I'm to busy to do anything which is not fun when you have ideas taking up space in your head.
    Maybeincubus Maybeincubus 22-25, M Oct 2, 2015

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    Since my childhood I am writing.

    First short stories and poems, now thrillers... To write novels it´s my life!
    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 6, 2015

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    jasonsargent1995 jasonsargent1995 18-21, M Sep 3, 2015

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    Farewell Mahlon Chapter 3: May 2011 “Why

    does your room have two beds in it? You got a roommate or something?” Deirdre took two steps into my bedroom before stopping to look around,immediately noticing the small double bed crammed into the far corner. Over four years after her death,my love child's makeshift bed...
    HellenicinHouston HellenicinHouston 41-45, M Jan 30

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    I am in Chapter 8. So far very inspired.

    Is in Spanish which is my mother language. I have the feeling something good is coming !
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 17, 2015

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    Novemberman Novemberman 22-25, M Jan 29, 2015

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    Locker 57

    I am spending my late nights working on my newest novel. Every night 2000 words. I am a third of the way there. My novel is about a haunted locker at a high school. It has an intriguing back story of love and murder. And at its core a double ghost story. I hope to have a...
    Dustyghost Dustyghost 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 11, 2013

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    I have been at the computer

    for 56 hours this week. Today ws a 12 hour marathon, yesterday 10, etc. Tomorrow will likely be the same. I am making good progress, but my publisher is antsy. I shouldn't complain A. I have a publisher and B. My brain won't won't stop running the story line anyway.
    CherSr CherSr 61-65, F 2 Responses Jun 6, 2014

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    I Can Say It Now

    My response has always been "An out of work construction worker" whenever someone asked me what I do. I wrote my first book over a year ago, and since that time, I've received a contract from a publishing house, and yet, my answer was still the same. I got another slew of great...
    jtsather jtsather 46-50, M 4 Responses Oct 26, 2013

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    First ghostwritten book was published this week.

    Author decided to surprise me and mention my involvement in the acknowledgments and on the cover. While I appreciate the sentiment, I really wish he wouldn't have assumed I wanted recognition. This was a non-fiction piece, biographical almost, a genre to which I don't want...
    ashadams244 ashadams244 26-30, F 9 Responses Sep 26, 2015

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    I'm a veteran to the lifestyle

    but since I'm currently Daddy/Mommy (Dom)(Domme)less I'm looking for a literate Mommy or Daddy as a writing partner to do written DDLG/ADBL or Ageplay roleplays with, I've found written RP to be quite helpful filling the void left by the abandonment of my past Doms. If anyone is...
    Daddydomless Daddydomless 22-25, F Nov 14, 2015

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    Finally have an idea

    for the genre. It's going to be a thriller/horror/supernatural things with 'superheroes' who are more like anti-heroes. Message me i still need people to act out characters
    Psycho142 Psycho142 18-21, M Jan 1

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    This is the info of the book I am publishing

    so please let me know what you think. Tei is an orphan in a small town but one story and one story teller changes her life forever but what choices will she make and which path will Tei follow. Follow Tei as her journey progresses and the seeds of destiny are planted and are...
    d3m0nprinc3 d3m0nprinc3 16-17, M 3 Responses Jan 11

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