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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 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 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

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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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    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.
    Wrecklezz Wrecklezz 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 25, 2015

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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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    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 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

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    Novemberman Novemberman 22-25, M Jan 29, 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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    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 1 Response Oct 31, 2015

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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, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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 wrote a story, actually true,

    about some dating-related events that occurred when I was young. Who I met, what happened and why. I write pretty well and the is true. Which is problem #1. I don't want to identify the individuals. Ah. someone did something. Something profound, and I don't mean with...
    imonlyme3 imonlyme3 66-70, M Jan 24

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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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    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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    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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    Psycho142 Psycho142 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 2

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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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    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 6 days ago

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    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 6 days ago

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    Psycho142 Psycho142 18-21, M Jan 2

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    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 1 Response Dec 31, 2015

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