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I Am Writing a Novel

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    I'Ve Been Writing A Long Time...

    I started writing at a very early age. I think that my first short story was written when I was in first grade. We were instructed to write a story to fit on a construction paper cut-out of a rabbit. I don't remember all the details of the story I wrote, but it had something...
    TheCricket TheCricket 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 19, 2013

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    Got My Manuscript Edit Back

    And it was full of feedback as expected. You don't pay an editor to tell you how great you are. Now I'm just wondering how many days I should wait before calling the company she works for. I am supposed to have a follow up question and answer with her. I emailed her a few days...
    Lu2012 Lu2012 36-40 1 Response Nov 18, 2013

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    Can't Seem To Get Motivated Novelllllllll

    I started writing a fictional novel after my ex had suggested me writing something since I always had stories and movies playing in my head and I jotted them down and wanted to write one but didn't have the motivation. But then she encouraged me and was doing pretty well it's...
    bannanacream bannanacream 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 17, 2010

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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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    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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    I am writing a book..

    . I've never told anyone!
    FKK8 FKK8 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    An Excerpt From "My Sister, Audrey" - A Novel I Am Currently Writing

    I don’t have an imagination.That was what many kids had told and reminded me repeatedly.It was true though, sort of.Those kids all believed in fairy-tales and happy endings. Little girls would flounce about in their little skirts and wings, often trying to get in contact with...
    hauntedforeveralways hauntedforeveralways 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 11, 2013

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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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    Trying And Not Really Succeeding

    I've had a story idea brewing in my head for a while, and a few weeks ago I finally decided to follow up on that thought and begin researching and plotting out my story. My story is set during the Civil War on a tobacco plantation in Maryland. The main character is a girl, and I...
    RussianRupees RussianRupees 13-15, F 2 Responses May 30, 2013

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    Many Many Words Every Night

    I find I write best between midnight and 4am, when my wife has turned the TV off, the cats are asleep, and the only noise in the background is my server's cooling fan. I can easily type over 1000 words a night just stream of conscience, and edit them all at the end of the week...
    KronoNaut KronoNaut 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 28, 2011

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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 51-55, F 5 Responses Feb 27, 2012

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    A Long Time In The Making

    I've been working on my novel for over 10 years now. it started as a dream when i was a young girl. I remember seeing these angry red eyes glowering at me from the dark. The figure didn't speak, but there was a feeling of malice around it. I woke up and immediately a poem came to...
    Sabriel26 Sabriel26 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 14, 2013

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    Here Is Practical Explanation About Next Life, Purpose Of Human Life, Philosophical/Religious Facts, Theories Etc.

    Practical Explanation ( For Example ) :- `1st of all can you tell me every single seconds detail from that time when you born ?? ( i need every seconds detail ?? that what- what you have thought and done on every single second ) can you tell me every single detail of your `1...
    Haribol2332 Haribol2332 22-25, M Nov 25, 2013

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    I Am On My 2nd

    I wrote my first one over ten years ago but never published it (didn't even try because it was too personal). I started the second one this year (sci-fi) and will hopefully publish it once I'm done. My biggest obstacle has been finding enough time to write during the week...
    curateipsum curateipsum 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2008

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    Finding the topic. I am writing a novel about

    the ocean. The very purpose is to catalyze a greater interest for the ocean within the reader. My knowledge of the ocean, and my shared interests of it are what fuels this novel. I find that the hardest part of writing so far is finding something to write about. I could...
    LaurenJFisher LaurenJFisher 22-25 1 Response Dec 17, 2013

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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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    "sweet Hell."

    I put my arms around his neck and he easily carried me in the position of a toddler; an arm under both my legs and his other arm holding my back. I put my head against his collarbone and sniffed, a delicious fragrance coming through his skin to tickle my nose and I smiled...
    SuperNova18 SuperNova18 18-21 2 Responses Jan 13, 2013

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    I recently launched my website

    for my writing career. On it, you can find my stories, poetry, and essays. I also have a blog on it about writing and being a writer. Please come visit it and let me know what you think of it. www.acraignewman.com
    ACraigNewman ACraigNewman 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    I Finally Finished My Novel!

    I self published a novel, book, story, etc, about a week ago on amazon and am now concentrating on two others which I have been writing parts of while finishing the first one. The first one that I is mostly fiction and the two that I am working on are both true stories,one is...
    Chelebub Chelebub 51-55, F Dec 31, 2012

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    Looking For Writer Colleagues To Exchange Tips And Ideas With :-)

    Any writers out there who sometimes don't know how to describe the situation they want to write about in a clear manner? I think it happens to everyone. I'm looking for friends who want to add each other and possibly help each other with similar circumstances.
    kanifer kanifer 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 25, 2013

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    (say It As It Is) It's A Part From The Middle Of My Story So You Might Be Confused.

    Sometimes things are better left unsaid. My mouth had suddenly gone dry and I couldn't believe what I had just said. The truth was finally out. The room had gone quiet and the air seemed to fill with tension. I wanted to run, I didn't know where but anywhere would be better than...
    CannibalGhost CannibalGhost 16-17, F Jan 15, 2013

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    Half My Life: Writing An Epic

    Each day is another step closer, even if nothing was written. The measure of my own success is how far I feel that I've come. With every life experience has come a new and interesting evolution to the work I see now is as precious to me as a child. I recently turned 30, and it...
    TemperWolf TemperWolf 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 28, 2012

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    Here Is The Prologue!!

    Prologue Since the beginning of humanity, the Clan existed in their city, an enormous tangle of streets and buildings, ever growing, ever expanding. The archives stretched back centuries, millennia, recording the actions of the Clan since the beginning. From the Glorious...
    DarkSoulVa DarkSoulVa 16-17 4 Responses May 17, 2012

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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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    Crimson Wings Prologue

    Abaythiel ran as fast as she could through the forest using only the moon light to guide her way. Beside her was her best friend and once servant Eleririth. The Royals had discovered her secret, now she was on the run. She could hear the guards approaching. “Don’t let them...
    PoppyRose93 PoppyRose93 18-21, F Aug 22, 2013

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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 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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    Does anyone want to read it?

    heres basically the plot for this part of the story based in the future, Earth is full of mutants, elite soldiers, advanced technologies and a man who has the potential to change war. John Stowe is your ordinary US Sergeant, but little does he know, he is possessed by a...
    image2fite image2fite 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    dirtydarkness dirtydarkness 70+, F 6 days ago

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    Its gonna be bad ***.

    I love Zane, she is my favorite author and an inspiration
    ReeseThompson0424 ReeseThompson0424 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Young Writer

    Several days ago, I started my first novel for the fourth time. The very first time I started was about two years ago, and that version was lost in a computer crash. The second and third times I just couldn't continue on. I can only hope this time is different. I have written...
    x12TT x12TT 13-15, M 2 Responses Dec 5, 2012

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    I'm working on 2 books,

    and my second is a fiction novel about the wealthiest family in human history, and how they marry into prominent families, and have prominent children. There are some shocking moments in the book, where one of my characters die. But that's all I'm spilling!!! :)
    don29002 don29002 16-17, M Mar 4

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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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    Live Interview

    I recently received a contract to publish my book. It went live February 14th under Inknbeans Press.. Tomorrow night, April 10th, at 9:30 pm eastern time I'll be doing a live podcast with Jeff Bushman on http://www.GoingBeyondRadio.com . Tune in and join the fun!
    jtsather jtsather 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 9, 2013

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    Ways To Find Inspiration For Your Writing

    No matter how much you love writing, there will always be days when you need inspiration from one muse or another. In fact, I would argue that inspiration is not just a desirable thing, it’s an integral part of the writing process. Every writer needs to find inspiration in...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 19, 2013

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    I have actually been working on it

    for a year, and publishing it, links are below! :D Part 1 http://www.booksie.com/action_and_adventure/short_story/slayertip/john-stowe:-the-man-behind-the-entity part 2 http://www.booksie.com/action_and_adventure/short_story/slayertip/john-stowe-the-man-behind-the-entity-p2...
    image2fite image2fite 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I Am Writing A New Historical Fiction Novel

    It is the adventures of a physics graduate student, Aaron Beltrie, who is brought into a new world when he learns the truth behind one of America's most under-appreciated inventors: Nikola Tesla and his invention that would free the world from poverty. For all of existence, the...
    TickledWizard TickledWizard 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 6, 2013

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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 5 Responses Feb 28

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    I'M Excited ... I'M Writing Again.

    I can remember when I was in the 8th grade that I started writing poetry. (I still do), then I started writing scripts. I would cast my classmates as characters in my "movies" and lastly, I started writing books. All psycho-thrillers and erotica (which came much later). However...
    thesilentchef thesilentchef 26-30, F Mar 18, 2013

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    (Not A Story, Just Some Thought)

    so, i started working on aovel way back maybe two years ago. Unlike the project that i had started and botched from around ages thirteen to fourtheen, and the second novelt hat i wrote, which was actually very well-told (but had a plot that i disliked because it was for a very...
    Kurokagi Kurokagi 18-21 Apr 28, 2013

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    Four Years and Still Writing Lol

    I've been writing my book since my last year of high school... so its a 4 year effort now! Its fantasy fiction alternative history, werewolves and vampires and ghosts and witches and cannibles lol. I love all my characters, even the horrid evil ones lol. Someone told me...
    sugarburn sugarburn 22-25, F 12 Responses Jun 28, 2008

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    Path to Completion

    Like so many other writers, I experienced several cases of writer's block. I would start a novel, get a few pages into it, then hit a brick wall. I could never understand how published authors could get past the fifth page. Then, just recently, I was afforded an opportunity that...
    Ecanus Ecanus 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 16, 2008

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    Hunted

    Prologue I stood in the door way watching the horrifying creature suck the living life out of my mother and father. They both hung helplessly off the side of the bed showing no sign of life. I saw blood, puddles and puddles of blood all over the floor, even on...
    BelliaArain BelliaArain 13-15 Jun 12, 2013

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    My Novania Bk Chapters 1-2. Written By Me And Welsey Yvonne

    Chapter 1 The Beginning I can do this! It’s not that hard just… walk up to him and say, “Hey can I talk to you? I have been watching you and I can’t help but need to talk…” Ugh no not like that! Way to sound like a stalker, Nova. I take a deep breath and start towards...
    BelliaArain BelliaArain 13-15 1 Response May 15, 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 41-45, M 4 Responses Oct 26, 2013

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    Story Of Me

    Ever since i learn to write, i have been wanting to be a writer. It's like a calling for me, as it is for doctor to be a doctor and so on... If i ever publish something it will be a high light of my life. I always feelt that i need to do something important with my life, with my...
    RobinSpark987 RobinSpark987 22-25 Nov 5, 2013

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    Thoughts

    I began writing a story when I turned thirteen, three years later and I am still slaving over the chapters, trying to rewrite the old ones and invent new ones. It all started with this image I had of the same scene, from there a story line developed. Today I printed it out and...
    starst starst 16-17, F 8 Responses Apr 26, 2011

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    I Think My Story Can Help Anyone Trying To Write

    Hi Everyone This post is for anyone who thinks that disease can only make your life worse. I want you to know that the good days are not all behind you. I was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis in March 2010, twelve months after the first symptoms appeared. I was 36, happily...
    ShaneMBrown ShaneMBrown 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 21, 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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    Publishing!

      Hi, I just visited the BooksOnBoard website and noticed that they have a new partner, Sylva Press. Sylva Press is an independent press looking for new, unpublished authors to submit content which will then be sold on the BooksOnBoard website. They make the process simple...
    Abbyb Abbyb 22-25 1 Response Jun 19, 2009

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    A Glacial Pace...

    Ten years or so ago I had the most vivid dream — and I remembered it, which is very unusual for me. Since then, I have been toying with the idea of writing it as a novel, a screenplay, a blog, something. Finally, earlier this year I settled on doing it as a graphic novel...
    hellosailor hellosailor 36-40, M 4 Responses Oct 16, 2007

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    Untitled

    I am writing a book. Here is the first chapter. The new girl was pretty. Not normal new girl pretty more beautiful. Her bright red hair was so curly it was perfect. But, her most beautiful featre was her deep green eyes. They were almost enchanting. Who is she? Where did...
    BrokenWing15 BrokenWing15 13-15 1 Response Feb 27, 2013

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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 1 Response Nov 11, 2013

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    3 chapters edited down.

    I'm feeling fairly confident I'll finish it this year! It would be a major touchdown in my personal goals list!
    TheJoneses TheJoneses 22-25, F Apr 2

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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 51-55, F 5 Responses Feb 20, 2012

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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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    Related Experiences

    I dont really write alot of stories or how i really feel idk y but its very difficult for me to express myself especially in writing is either i forget to say something or i just...
    loveableprincess123 loveableprincess123 13-15, F 5 hrs ago