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I Want to Be a Novel Writer

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    Writing Is Passion For My Soul.....

    Writing is a release for me....I have always had this passion....as a child, I loved to read and would create stories in my mind, and knew I wanted to be a writer, or an actress where I could act out the scenes myself. A chance to have a different identity, if only for a short...
    007angelgirl 007angelgirl 31-35 1 Response Sep 27, 2008

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    Where to Start?

    I have an excellent idea for a novel, but I'm not really sure where to start.  Unfortunately, no one ever described the starting process in writing a novel, thus I'm a little lost when it comes to where to start.  Start with an outline?  Do you just begin to...
    oblivionfalls oblivionfalls 21-25, M 1 Response Sep 17, 2007

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    Writing A Novel

    I have a novel in the works it is called Lucy's game, It is a mystery/horror story based on a phantom disgising its self in the form of the deceesed daughter of a young couple. In this story the phantom does all it can to manipulate the extreamly greived mother,proving in a...
    hellsangel932 hellsangel932 32, F 1 Response Apr 10, 2010

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    Short Story

    You know that feeling you get right before something bad is a bout to happen? Kind of like a freaky inner spider sense that makes your whole body shake and your just like, "yeah, I'm done for." Well... That didn't happen to me. The headlights of the semi truck were just high...
    colbyw93 colbyw93 18-21, M Nov 9, 2013

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    I'm Working On One But

    ...things seem to get in the way. I'm trying to not distract myself so much, but I end up getting distracted anyways. Will I ever finish my book? I fear failure a little. I'm so young and don't know if people want to read my book. It's not Twilightish, eww, and it's not exactly...
    KMAna KMAna 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 10, 2011

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    My Mind, Body and Soul

    I've always had a dream of becoming a writter. when i was young i would picture a story that i could write..it was usualy in a movie form. i would think about it from A-Z. i always wanted to write something. i used to write songs and poems and even about my emotions at that...
    wanapta wanapta 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 18, 2009

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    Going Off My Head

    My husband works away a bit, he goes all over, hes in southampton at the moment,, wenever am going out for either a drink or shopping, people allways tell me, every man that works away has an affair, is this true,, am very uneasy now, is everybody right, and he wil b,???
    ctuiumag2x ctuiumag2x 36-40 1 Response May 24, 2010

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    Things Change TOO Fast

    I'm working on a manuscript that I have been revising for the last ten or fifteen years. There are several reasons for this. First and foremost is details I put down which are no longer valid due to the changes made in the existing world. I have to pull out and correct errors in...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 3, 2013

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    I always have loved to tell a good story,

    and over the years I've put plenty of my focus into the lingual arts, particularly poetry and creative writing. Since I was a child I've wanted to write books of all kinds. Adventure novels I know would be my favorite, and the current that I am working on (270+ pages so far...
    lennybrandt lennybrandt 18-21, M Jan 9, 2014

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    I want to be famous and

    for that I choose to be a novel writer becoz I think I have that creativity to bring out some story ideas of horror and romance genre, but I am little bit weak in forming sentences and vocabulary. though I am trying hard to eradicate that lacunae.........soon I am going to...
    BlueSkyOverYou BlueSkyOverYou 18-21, M Jun 8, 2014

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    Lol I would read a lot book fictional book

    and I thought I would like to write my own story once :) I even had an idea what the book was going to be about lol but then I lost hope.
    Vickychajon Vickychajon 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 27, 2014

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    The Story

    I already have some projects going, and a few random publications here and there that are little episodes from the bigger, overall story. My professor, a well-known editor, is helping me get published, and I'm working really hard to make it much more than entertainment. (Though I...
    SweetbriarPoet SweetbriarPoet 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 25, 2008

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    The Next Stephen King

    I love stepping outside of reality and taking a dive into an alternate universe, full of supernatural phenomena and things that could not really happen in real life. Writing is my life and my goal is to become the next Stephen King. With King being the master of the horror genre...
    skingsaptpupil skingsaptpupil 18-21, F Sep 21, 2010

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    i really enjoy reading graphic novels, unlike text only books. text only books require much imagination, and also certain reading skills so you can recognize what the writer is...
    Nick232 Nick232 16-17, M Jan 22

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    I adore writers,any writers or novelists for their passion in writing and expressing their thoughts and creativity :) their passion in writing inspires me a lot. I wish I could be...
    Likeylalayys Likeylalayys 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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    I shared this a little while ago but thought I'd re-post for new friends. I am a professional so please refrain from negative/rude comments. There is no need. I write mainly...
    DaydreamerLegacy DaydreamerLegacy 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 12

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    I think it's a common conception, that you can tell a writer's talent by their attitude as a reader. You can tell that those who read and understand all the artsy novels and...
    astrophobia astrophobia 26-30 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm trying to write a novel, however its taking FOREVER and my creativity level is next to none. Maybe I'm not cut out for writing? That would be a kick in the nuts (if I had nuts...
    Enrapture47 Enrapture47 18-21, F Jan 18

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    I would like to write at least two novels in my lifetime. I started on a few years ago but I only did three pages. Writing is so hard. I feel so lazy and unmotivated at times. I am...
    BrownBeeCa BrownBeeCa 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    I've been writing since I was little. I simply loved the thought of the paper and pen. They may be simple objects, but they possess the power to create anything! When I was younger...
    Seaspiritaria Seaspiritaria 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Hi. I am looking for someone to talk to and laugh. I am 18 yrs old, writer (novels and poetry) and others. I want someone who is different (not just talking about the usual things...
    AnnaJackson12345 AnnaJackson12345 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    On the Inside Looking Out Writing is all I ever wanted to do. The first diary ever given to me was a gift from my brothers’ godparents back in 1975. Kindergarten was soon to...
    secretme1970 secretme1970 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    While I do have around 15 script ideas bouncing around in my head. Sadly none of them are close to being finished. My biggest weakness as a writer is connecting the dots. I get a...
    Moonlight150 Moonlight150 22-25, M Jan 6

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    The flashing of the cursor is the worst part. Always mocking when a writer has lack of ideas. It never fails to make me hate it as it mocks me while writer’s block overtakes me...
    DrakenWriter223 DrakenWriter223 13-15, F Jan 22

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    I became a writer about 9 or 10 years ago (wow I feel old lol). My first story was kinda like a Beauty and the Beast story set in medieval times. Hayao Miyazaki actually inspired...
    DiamondInTheSkye DiamondInTheSkye 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I know I'm young, but ever since I can remember I've wanted to be a writer. It's my passion, it's what keeps me happy in those sad times. I find that writing is the only way for me...
    LopsidedLollipop LopsidedLollipop 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    I keep reading complaints about posts and messages getting deleted. This is not just some technical glitch. I've had it, all of us who were using EP to explore aspects of our...
    Uncleleo Uncleleo 56-60, M 5 Responses a week ago

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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...
    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    What I love the most about being a writer is grabbing the souls of others. The idea that a few simple words, sentences, paragraphs, or even pages can grab someone and bring them...
    InfiniteMusic InfiniteMusic 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 17

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    I have a small question for all of you. Who do you think you are? I know who I am. I'm a... Dreamchaser. Yes. I am a dreamchaser. In other people's perception, I'm a person...
    skidzchannel13 skidzchannel13 13-15, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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...
    Storyguy007 Storyguy007 18-21, M Jan 21

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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...
    Jbonha Jbonha 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 23

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    As you can probably tell from reading any of my other stories, I am definitely not the best writer. I am actually quite terrible at it. My diction and syntax are simplistic and...
    DrKittyNinjaBunny DrKittyNinjaBunny 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    UnGagged eZine NEW ISSUE is out I have a couple of stories in there, and some other amazing writers as well. Adult material. Available at Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com...
    Beau72 Beau72 70+, M Jan 15

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    "Writers have thousands of ways to express their characters' feelings and emotions and neither one to express their own." Pretty weird, but true.
    AnnaJackson12345 AnnaJackson12345 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    Is it possible to have writer's block caused by a traumatic experience? Or even a year long period of it? I feel as if the thoughts have stopped flowing in a way worthy of putting...
    junipersun21 junipersun21 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    Aww, Twain, Thoreau, any of the old classics, Orson Scottcard, etc etc. Lol there are some amazing writers out there, and while i can't list them all yeah xD. http://people...
    InfiniteMusic InfiniteMusic 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    I <3 to :) I want to feel free, happy and good everyday without thinking of others. I want to focus more in my Life :) and Love myself as how I value other people who are...
    19htiaf 19htiaf 18-21 Jan 4

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    1-i almost died 2- I don't drive 3- I love to sing 4- I love to dance 5- I love my kids mire than anything in the world 6- I have a dog named Holly 7- I am obsessed with Sam...
    Phoenixlives Phoenixlives 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 2

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    1. I'm shy. No, really--I barely talk in person. Online? I'm more social. 2. I don't think I like people that much. 3. I'm a masochist. 4. I'm actually just looking for friends. 5...
    TheHalfMadWriter TheHalfMadWriter 16-17, F Jan 5

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    1. I'm 16 2. I'm 5' 7" 3. I have really bad anxiety 4. I have a pet turtle 5. I play piano, clarinet, and alto saxophone, and I'm currently trying to learn trumpet and guitar 6. I...
    Nightingale73 Nightingale73 16-17, F Jan 6

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    Inquire about such problems as the processes for checking account and also minimum deposits for savings Banks, private Offshoreing. These facets and and state differ from one...
    Darronbanksso0 Darronbanksso0 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    I want you to read this before anything else. Hi! This is my second account on EP. There's nothing wrong with my first account, really. But I decided to delete it anyway because I...
    TheQuietExtrovert TheQuietExtrovert 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    "A moment later, she was in the bed. As she slid toward me, her skin seemed to radiate a crackling electricity. Our mouths came together and I felt her tongue push against my own...
    awaywego4 awaywego4 26-30, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm interested in a girl who likes comics, art, sci fi, science, nature, games, dystopian novels, and watching netflix, while on the couch lml. If you are into any of that, message...
    MAROONTRIBE MAROONTRIBE 41-45, M Jan 2

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    1. I am a student 2. I'm addicted to foreign languages 3. I once punched a guy, because he was bothering my friend 4. I used to cut myself...I still get the urge sometimes 5. I'm a...
    sickmuse8 sickmuse8 18-21, F Jan 3

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