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    I am currently writing a novel.

    I'm very proud of what I have so far! My imagination is pretty good. I'm on page 20 so far and I've partaken in a lot of editing and character development. With the plot thickening every chapter, things are really getting good!!
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39 18-21, M Mar 17

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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 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 29

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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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    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've started a Twitter account

    for my main character, so if you want to get to know him, ask a question or write a comment and he'll respond. ;) @narcissus8blood
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 1 day ago

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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 5 Responses Oct 26, 2013

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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 5 Responses Feb 20, 2012

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    I Have Dreamed A Dream

    I've started one. Finally. I've had a bunch of ideas, 5 rather strong ones, and 2 pretty well flashed out, but I've started scribbling just one out lately. It's rather scary, writing something that I (might) plan to actually let other people read, *gasp!* Though in the slim...
    KeasbeyNights KeasbeyNights 22-25, M 4 Responses Oct 20, 2011

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    I love listening to music

    that relates to my stories and characters. Marilyn Manson's Angel With the Scabbed Wings and No Reflection could be my vampire character's theme songs. :)
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 1 Response Feb 20

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    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 1 Response Sep 25, 2014

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    Two years ago I came up with an idea

    for a book and wrote about 6 chapters of it but it had like no description at all and soon stopped writing it. Now after some serious planning and a different title I have began writing it again, I'm on chapter 4 now and it seems to be going well hopefully this and the rest of...
    Melonfriends Melonfriends 13-15, F 9 Responses May 11, 2014

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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 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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I have a slight problem,

    one that may not even be a problem, but whatever. My main character's name is Jack. But the thing is, Jack is my first choice for a boy's name if I ever have a kid. Should I even be worrying about this?
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 2 Responses Feb 13

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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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    What's High School REALLY like?

    As we all know by now, it's not at all like Glee, High School Musical, or Buffy The Vampire Slayer, but there's gotta be some drama in the somewhere! I mean, it's High School! Weirdos, Freaks, Queer Kids, LGBTQ, Rebels, Bullies, Nerds, Geeks, Dweeds, Misfits, Loudmouths, Queen...
    DarkOnTheInside13 DarkOnTheInside13 13-15, F Dec 23, 2014

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    I'm working on a new draft of my masters thesis

    and I need some readers to let me know if what I've got so far is moving in the right direction. Comment or shoot me a message if you're up for reading a "hot off the presses", Craig Newman original.
    ACraigNewman ACraigNewman 36-40, M Feb 18

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    Always Been...

    Research, research, research- sometimes I feel like I do more of that than actually writing. This particular novel I started last September, shortly after my younger sister moved back to the parents place after the summer. I had this idea rolling around however none of it came...
    Linxer Linxer 26-30, F 6 Responses May 19, 2010

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    More like I'm writing 8 novels all at once

    because I like to drive myself crazy, and one novel isn't enough to express my imaginative thoughts
    Raewyn95 Raewyn95 18-21, F Mar 17

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    My Book I'm Writing (need Your Opinions)

    so here's the thing i love writing as much as i do reading which says something as i'm a huge book fan. the one thing i will say is i'm still at school and don't like it when you are given a topic to write about i beleive you should write what you want when you want anyway i...
    ja1999 ja1999 13-15, M 4 Responses Feb 7, 2012

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    I hope to see it made into a movie someday: A

    man with multiple personalities commits murder and leaves clues for himself to find later.
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 4 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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    Novemberman Novemberman 22-25, M Jan 29

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    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 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 7, 2014

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    I need help with the back of my book.

    Is this good? Any opinions are appreciated. Thx. Abused child. Troubled teen. Broken adult. Binah French left her past behind in Nevada, but her past has never truly left her. Now living in New York City, Binah is content with going through life, one shallow breath at a time...
    HaleyRose1975 HaleyRose1975 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 26

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    Writer's Time

    It seems that many writers, new and established ones, often face the same drawbacks, i.e. motivation issues, lost of focus, time limitation etc., and of course the indecisiveness of the kinds of topics or tenures for their write. Coming down to it, writers are imaginative people...
    xuan1218 xuan1218 36-40, F 5 Responses Sep 1, 2011

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    I need help with my synopsis!

    Please help!! So my book is a romance. And all I have for a synopsis is "Abused child. Troubled teen. Broken adult. Binah French left her past behind in Nevada, but her past has never truly left her." I like it, but it describes Binah. Not really the romance or what's going to...
    HaleyRose1975 HaleyRose1975 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 26

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    The story that I'm writing is influenced

    and inspired by tom clency. Still I have originality in my story. However I don't know if I should write sequel and make into a series. Any suggestions??
    Storyguy007 Storyguy007 18-21, M Mar 17

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    New Idea.

    I just got started on another story the other day, and so far I really like it.  I am doing that now.  The only thing is I am basing out of a city I am unfamiliar with for the most part, even though I've been there, so I've got to go check everything's...
    BellasHappyPlace BellasHappyPlace 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2, 2009

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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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    So i have just started writing.

    I want to write a semi-autobiographical novel about the mental health problens surrounding my life, through mine, and the problems of people i know. It will have themes of depression, addiction and sexuality. ive written an autobiographical intro but I almost want to write the...
    dansimpson40 dansimpson40 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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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

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    currently working on my second Novel.

    I have a pretty good size fan group and cannot wait to be published this year. :)
    boxing4you boxing4you 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 7, 2014

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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 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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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 am in the process of writing a story

    that has evolved to novel proportions, three intact, a trilogy haha. I have no goals to have to published or make money. I am just doing it for me. I'm very proud of it so far so fingers crossed I can pull through :)
    Jbonha Jbonha 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 23

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    "So what do you want

    for Christmas?" All I want for Christmas is to somehow, someway, find the love of my life. Then on the stroke of midnight on Christmas night, we will have that perfect winter kiss in snow. Then lead me up to the door, as he kisses me many more times; up to the stairs, to the...
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F Dec 6, 2014

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    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 16-17 1 Response Jun 18, 2014

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    I'm writing a novel on watt pad.

    It's called 'Our City Of Love' Go check it out if you want!
    thebambsbeauty thebambsbeauty 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    It's a horror novel,

    and I wonder if there's any other writers on here. So is there?
    Dembubble Dembubble 18-21, M 4 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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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

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    Does Anyone...

    Hand write their stuff? I can't seem to produce anything sitting in front of a computer. So I hand write everything in a Moleskine and then go back and type it up. Trouble is, I edit while I'm typing. And I edit. And I edit some more. Then, disgusted, I edit into the trash. The...
    Littlebrownbat Littlebrownbat 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 27, 2010

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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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    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 2 Responses Mar 31, 2012

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    I'm struggling to fitting a history

    for the setting of my story. It takes place in a country called Osia. They declared its independence in 1921, their president salt the time is Alan maywood. Osia political identity is nationalist, Osia is a nationalist country. However Osia also experienced other political...
    Storyguy007 Storyguy007 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 18

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    I need opinions on my synopsis.

    Any and all are greatly appreciated. It's below.
    HaleyRose1975 HaleyRose1975 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 26

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    So I was writing my outline

    for my novel that takes place in a fictional country called Osia. Now trying to be realistically as possible on how it got its independence, how it's economy grew, who were its governments, military formation, population rate and cities. Of course there are many people who...
    Storyguy007 Storyguy007 18-21, M