I Want to Be a Novel Writer

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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
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 17, 2007

    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

    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
    22-25, M
    Nov 9, 2013

    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
    22-25, M
    Jun 8, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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

    I have written short stories

    that were posted and well-received on other sites, but to write a novel and have it published - THAT is my ultimate dream!
    looking4spark looking4spark
    41-45, F
    Mar 4

    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

    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
    61-65, F
    1 Response Apr 3, 2013
    GoGoTomago GoGoTomago
    18-21, M
    Jun 19, 2015

    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

    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

    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
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 10, 2010

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