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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

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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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    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

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    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

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    I'm writing a few novels

    but I haven't done much work an and other them, recently I've had other things on my mind. I really do. Intend to write them one day but I have other things I feel that I get more out out of or have to do I order to move foward.
    Maybeincubus Maybeincubus 22-25, M Jun 21

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    Everyday I have to open my eyes to see the

    sunrise. My story is a living art The novel I writing happens everyday. Would and could you sit through a movie of your life?? As I live I write.
    complex7 complex7 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 18

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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 22-25, M Mar 17

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    So this is the latest advancement I did

    for my story. The story takes place in a country called Osia, the capital, Oared with the population of 15 million people. I already worked on its presidents from the first president to its current president. Now I am currently working on its military. The Osian army has 10...
    Storyguy007 Storyguy007 22-25, M Jun 6

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    I wrote a novella called In Pain We Trust

    but i decided to turn it into a full out novel. Its basically my entire life in a book, or at least whats happened so far
    BrinkOfPeace BrinkOfPeace 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 20

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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'm writing this series called Shieldmen.

    It's about a boy, who stumbles upon a mysterious country, where everything is powered by soul energy, & monsters having the right to live as civilians. He joins the Shieldmen, aiding them to put a stop to one of the greatest threats to the country, the Black Wings, & hopefully...
    WolfsterTheWere WolfsterTheWere 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 26

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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 3 Responses Dec 6, 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 2 Responses Mar 31, 2012

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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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    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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    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, F 1 Response Jun 11

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    I am writing my first book.

    . And it took me hours just for half the research to make it seem plausible. Any advice?
    adventuretimeagain12 adventuretimeagain12 26-30, M 4 Responses Jun 17

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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
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 17

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    Originally it was written in a script format,

    but typing it up has been reformatted in traditional paragraphs and spacing. My book isn't like any of the erotic short stories I have written, but it appeals to genres I would consider opposite of that. It isn't finished of course, I am sure how I want to finish it, but I am...
    Uxirusu Uxirusu 22-25, M Jun 26

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    Novemberman Novemberman 22-25, M Jan 29

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    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T May 8

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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 2 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    I'm on my third novel.

    The first two, I spent too much time writing around real things and too little time writing about them. The themes and characters were too unreal to bring to completion, but not too much to redeem at some later point. This current one is the most honest and in many ways the...
    DaveCthulhu DaveCthulhu 41-45, M Jul 18

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    This is an account for my main character,

    Blake. I thought it would be a fun creative exercise. That being said, talk to me if you want and I'll respond as he would.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 16

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    My story is about a human trapped in an actual

    haunted house with five "monsters" (vampires, werewolves, and an incubus). They have to solve their kidnapper's puzzles to unlock different rooms to eventually escape. Yes, I was inspired by Saw. I made accounts on this website for my two main characters as a character...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T May 4

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 writing a story about a former military

    intelligence officer who is chosen to crack down a terrorist group called the Scorpions. Here are the characters: Zack Oliver Simon Roswell Here is what I'm struggling: which name sounds better for a hot girl with a cute body? Alexia Goodwin Alexia Figueroa Alexia Collins...
    Storyguy007 Storyguy007 22-25, M 1 Response May 29

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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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    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'm trying to finish a third novel.

    A get paid to write, so creative writing is almost a chore at the end of the day.
    Fixion Fixion 31-35, M Jul 12

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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 2 Responses Mar 18

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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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    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 13-15, F May 4

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    Writing for me isn't just a hobby,

    it's a necessity. My method of writing is to write everything out by hand and then type it onto a computer. That way I can edit it as I type it out.
    BDos BDos 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 13

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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 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've been trying to fit everything in,

    trying to get to the end before it's too late, but I see now how badly I've deceived myself. Words do not allow such things. The closer you come to the end, the more there is to say. The end is only imaginary, a destination you invent to keep yourself going, but a point comes...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Apr 13

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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 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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    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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    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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