I Am Writing a Novel

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

    a knife without looking like an amateur
    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8
    16-17, M
    1 Response Feb 28, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Feb 28, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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
    Psycho142 Psycho142
    18-21, M
    Jan 2

    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
    18-21, F
    Nov 28, 2015

    Farewell Mahlon Chapter 4: September

    2011 “If it's a boy we can name it after you.” Deirdre said caressing her non existent baby bump. She was all of three weeks pregnant,but had mentally jumped ahead to the following summer when our child would be born. I shrugged disinterestedly. Another baseless...
    HellenicinHouston HellenicinHouston
    41-45, M
    Jan 30

    Jess is a perfectly ordinary woman with a

    perfectly ordinary life . Then a stranger knock's on her door and all hell breaks loose , she finds out she's a vamp & lycan hybrid who is destined to unite the two waring races ... Can she do it ? WILL she do it ? With shadows hunting her down and no one to turn to except a...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 21

    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

    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
    Psycho142 Psycho142
    18-21, M
    Jan 2

    I have an idea for a novel

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

    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

    I'm writing a novel that is probably going to

    take me awhile to write. I don't have much motivation in writing it, but I love the idea of the story a lot. When I set up a page for it I'll post the link.
    verynlotus verynlotus
    18-21
    1 Response Jun 18, 2014

    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
    3 Responses Jul 18, 2014

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 11

    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
    4 Responses Feb 27, 2012

    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
    1 Response Jun 6, 2014

    ...two actually. Their stories overlap,

    and they are ridiculously complex to plan, but thankfully simpler to read. And I have used my crazy life story, as the backstory to the main character; unmodified apart from the names.I'm pretty foolish to have undertaken this though, considering how little I read. I'm slow...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 21

    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

    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
    6 Responses Sep 26, 2015

    I'm trying to anyway.

    I'm just stuck in my writing process. I really want to finish it though and maybe get it published. It's my dream
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 12

    I first came up with the idea two years ago

    but I only started writing it in May this year, I'm currently on chapter 28 so that's about halfway through, it's going well and it's really enjoyable! Hopefully this and the rest of the series are published one day :)
    Jred4ever Jred4ever
    13-15, F
    Sep 25, 2014

    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
    Novemberman Novemberman
    22-25, M
    Jan 29, 2015

    I have just started writing a novel,

    on a site called 'wattpad'. I don't know how ****** it is but I am just giving the writing thing a try. I am an avid reader and one night I wondered how it feels to shape YOUR characters and trust me, it is an awesome feeling :) :)
    attractivespy attractivespy
    16-17
    Mar 10

    I would like to get some people to message to

    help me act out my book. I'm trying to make it as real as possible so I want people to play as my characters. Message me if interested and we can work out the characters. Also the characters are flexible so I will ask questions about names and personality. Message me if...
    Psycho142 Psycho142
    18-21, M
    Dec 31, 2015

    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

    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
    2 Responses Oct 26, 2013

    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

    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
    1 Response Nov 11, 2013

    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

    I'm writing a story on Wattpad

    and I'm writing more on my laptop ^-^ any ideas for a fictional story would be amazing.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 17

    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

    I don't yet have a name

    for it, but i'm filling up my spiral notebook, and every scrap of paper within reach full of ideas for it. I write fairly tiny and i'm already over twenty notebook pages in. I'm really excited for it to be finished. I even have a cover page ready, and have had many people read...
    HarleyHart HarleyHart
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Mar 18

    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

    I need to write, because writing is a part of

    me, and we all have a story to tell
    MissFrosty MissFrosty
    18-21, F
    Jul 20, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Feb 20, 2012

    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

    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

    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

    This past May, to celebrate one year with my

    girlfriend and at the request of a close mutual friend of ours, I began writing a chronicle of her life. What began as a biography turned into a fiction, with altered names and settings and events. I have given my novel the name Love Conquers All and while I'm paranoid of...
    PoeticJay PoeticJay
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 9, 2015

    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

    I'm trying to anyway.

    But I'm stuck and it's frustrating me. My creative juices aren't flowing. I need inspiration
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Nov 3, 2015

    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

    I currently have 4 story lines

    that I'm bouncing between whenever inspiration hits, but for the last 2 months or so I've been intensely focused on just one of them. It's going great, I'm writing at least 1,000 words every time I get to sit at the computer for more than 10 minutes. Characters are coming to...
    DeltaWriter93 DeltaWriter93
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Apr 19, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    i am going to be writing a teen lgbt novel

    and i really have some great ideas for it. its going to be about a troubled gay teen and how his life at home isnt great and neither is his public life. id love to hear feed back from you guys! -xoxo
    BennyWyatt BennyWyatt
    16-17, M
    1 Response Dec 7, 2014

    Sunday, 1st November 2015Hye peepsI just

    thought I'd tell u guysthat I shall be participating in NaNoWrimo this yearAnd for the very first timeI shall be attempting to write my first novelWhether I succeed to complete it or not in 30 daysIs a different matter, but at least I will have a startto something i've always...
    Muffylicious Muffylicious
    36-40, F
    Oct 31, 2015

    But I'm struggling to finish it :c I only write

    horror which I love but I think all of my writing sucks even though I have been told by many that it is not the case
    LonelyWolf1 LonelyWolf1
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Mar 3

    I do edits! (I couldn't post an experience

    without adding into the group). I'm a beta reader guys. I want to have a career editing novels, so I'd like all the practice I can get. If you want to send a sample, I can look over your work. I proofread, make modifications in syntax and grammar, and am working on skills in...
    pleasedontkillme pleasedontkillme
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 18, 2015

    Farewell Mahlon Chapter 1:The five

    or six glasses of ouzo I had downed the night before to drown the anger that had had me wanting to strangle my own child were punishing my head. The knocking was relentless. It felt like someone was pounding right on my temples. I pulled the covers up over my head and refused to...
    HellenicinHouston HellenicinHouston
    41-45, M
    Jan 30

    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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