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I Want to Be a Novel Writer

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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 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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    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 First and foremost is details I put down which are no longer valid due to the changes made in the existing world.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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I started writing when I was 10. I've written on and off since then. And even when I'm not writing, the plots drift in and out of my thoughts. I've only finished a few books. Only...
    SnowflakeWonder SnowflakeWonder 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    I want to be :/ I have so many ideas it just seems so hard to start
    CodyBoat CodyBoat 16-17, M Feb 18

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    Your Aura is Pink! Personality: Pink is one of the most interesting auras. A pink aura is a mixture of several auras put together. Pink has the bubbly personality of yellow, the...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am writing a short story on fiction press. It is a fantasy novel based on reality. I would love if you could read and review! Thanks! https://www.fictionpress.com/s/3234646/1/
    Lithium619 Lithium619 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 9

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    1. I'm 16 (liable to change). 2. I'm terrified of spiders. 3.I want to be a virologist. 4. I love science. 5. However my greatest ambition is to help people. 6. I have severe...
    QuietViolets QuietViolets 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    Being a writer is much harder than it seems but I love it. My mind and spirit are so wild and untamed that writing is my only way to free the inner-being that is myself. Call me...
    Svetyevokov101 Svetyevokov101 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    I've always wanted to be a writer. The written word has always come so naturally to me. When my spoken word fails me the written ones never do. I read my work from high school and...
    LexaLee44 LexaLee44 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    When did you find out you want to be a writer?
    sunny11o sunny11o 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 20

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    Starting out as a writer is not easy, but having faith in your work is important. Practice makes better. I'm starting out and I haven't a clue really where to start. I want to get...
    EmoAngel903 EmoAngel903 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I normally hate it when I'm working on a story and suddenly everything I had imagined and just shuts down and stops working. It annoys me completely, I wish I could the story that...
    Izzy143 Izzy143 18-21, F Feb 18

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    I started reading in my teens once I discovered the Fantasy genre thanks to James Patterson’s Maximum Ride novels, then I expanded to Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and Heroes of...
    RainMazerra RainMazerra 18-21, M Feb 1

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    I started reading in my teens once I discovered the Fantasy genre thanks to James Patterson’s Maximum Ride novels, then I expanded to Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and Heroes of...
    RainMazerra444 RainMazerra444 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    CHAPTER 1 For me, writing is a way of living, it is a way to feel free. There are no restrictions; it is just you. Anyone can be a writer; it doesn't matter if your stories...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 18

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    I have experience as Technical writer, providing training. Would like to explore more, understand realtime scenario. wish to update myself in different domain.
    shanthagomathi shanthagomathi 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I'm working on my fourth book and I'm suffering from writers block. What do you guys do to get out of that funk?
    b1ttersw33t b1ttersw33t 22-25, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    To be a writer it's not about scratching words on a paper; it's about feeling it. no matter if it takes 4 or 10 years, just love it.
    LolitaGirl11 LolitaGirl11 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    hello, i am an introverted artist who just wants to be alone most of the time and work in a field where there is minimal social interaction. i easily get anxious when i am...
    bijouxnoir bijouxnoir 22-25, F Feb 11

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    it's really just this one story that I have had in my head for a long time now. it's a kind of dramatic sci .fi ordeal. I have the characters, the plot, and even how I want it to...
    mrweerd mrweerd 26-30, M Feb 15

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    I want to see the Northern Lights because of a recent book I read, called "Let's Get Lost" by Adi Alsaid. My favorite excerpt was: "The real story about the Northern Lights is this...
    queenettejeanette queenettejeanette 13-15, F a week ago

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    I think I get a real kick out of this stuffing(short-term)/gaining. 6th - or is it 7th? - stuff ever today. 4 hours in and about 10 to go; being someone who likes to take their...
    KilgoreTrout85 KilgoreTrout85 26-30, M Feb 6

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    You know that guy that's out to save the world one victory at a time? He drinks beer with the guys, has a poker night and goes to ball games, but he's also romantic, accepting...
    ShotsZ ShotsZ 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    1.my name is Taylor 2. my favorite color is indigo 3. I love cuddles as far as animals, babies, and my boyfriend go, but u better not touch me if u don't fall under one of those...
    tjindigo tjindigo 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    1. My son is 22, and in the Air Force. He's the only family I have, and I miss him so much it hurts into my soul. 2. I've been divorced for several years. 3. I finally started...
    zoe1969 zoe1969 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 9

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    There's no way I'll make it to 100... 1. I'm from Edinburgh 2. I've only been on a plane twice 3. Planes kinda scare me 4. I'll be 20 in about 3 weeks. Totally mental 5. I'm...
    KillTheCutie KillTheCutie 18-21, F Feb 10

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    Dear friend, For the past few weeks, after not even having a jolt of your name speak to me for six months, you have recently been on my mind a lot. Not in an obsessive way, but a...
    Lunarflowerrr Lunarflowerrr 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    I am currently writing my 1st novel...thought id give you guys a glimpse of the first page :) "As she gazes outside the window of her quaint log cabin, the last fragment of golden...
    writingmyrelease writingmyrelease 26-30, F 12 Responses Feb 13

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    Experience Project has a great platform and it becomes better with time. We live in a society where the last few years, one's freedom of voice has almost been decimated on news...
    DreamWizard DreamWizard 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    Came back from work this evening, not much to do. Fired up my Kindle and started on a novel. Gave up after reading a few pages... don't know why. Maybe it was just the darn author...
    BlackSilver22 BlackSilver22 26-30, M Feb 17

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    I want to write a four-part series with a plot of something similar to the video game franchise 'Payday'. I've been told I'm an okay writer so I'd like to give it a go. If anyone...
    CasualSphinx CasualSphinx 18-21, M Feb 18

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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...
    Storyguy007 Storyguy007 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 18

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    It all started with the snow fall. It had been a long winter and most and grown tired of it. Not me though. I'd come to except cold and ice as inevitable so the snow. That was...
    jakanddaxter625 jakanddaxter625 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 19

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    Feeling great this Sunday morning :) I don't work today, and I feel like really enjoying this morning. I'm in the mood to enjoy a nice breakfast over a good novel, watch the...
    MadAsAHatterXII MadAsAHatterXII 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I have been looking for death from last 7 years, tried to suicide but being so couragless i couldn't cut my wrist nor jump infront of a car. My present life is wasting and having...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    Beautiful? Ugly? You’d Better Not Care Written by one of my LinkedIn contact “Mommy, look!” said the little girl—she might have been five—pointing to a little boy...
    imurfriend imurfriend 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago