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I Want to Be a Novel Writer

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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 First and foremost is details I put down which are no longer valid due to the changes made in the existing world.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 Apr 3, 2013

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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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    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 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

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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 tried participating National Novel Writing Month for the first time this year. Unfortunately, I didn't make it to 50,000 words. I only made it to 10,000. I'm really disappointed...
    ImaginaryAlchemist ImaginaryAlchemist 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 30

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    Not novels really more just poems and short stories I've tried a few longer almost novel like stories but to no avail.
    Andyb1ack Andyb1ack 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    One of my favourite novels, being a fan of Charles Dickens, is A Christmas Carol.I love to read it again at this time of year, because the change in the spirit of Scrooge from...
    HolmesGirl HolmesGirl 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 18

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    I'm a writer who needs his laptop! I was without mine for a couple weeks while it was getting repaired. No matter how much I tried to adapt and write anyway, production had...
    ACraigNewman ACraigNewman 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    After a bit of a hiatus, my gf and I have resumed work on co-writing a novel. She's never been sexier to me than when she's arguing a plot point or working through character...
    ACraigNewman ACraigNewman 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    "So what do you want for Christmas?" All I want for Christmas is to somehow, someway, find the love of my life. Then on the stroke of midnight on Christmas night, we will have that...
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F Dec 6

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    I have always loved to write. I have started a lot of stories but haven't really finished any of the. I am currently writing a story about a guy who gets shrunk to 3 inches tall...
    meneme2050 meneme2050 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 8

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    But inside I put myself down by saying that I wouldn't make any money, and that I wouldn't make it. I would love to write real and raw teenage love stories, and I would love my...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    I'm only a sophomore in high school (10th grade), but I've been writing short stories and long novels since 6th grade. I know that it's hard to make it in that business, but I...
    ozziegirl88 ozziegirl88 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Maybe you can tell me what part of the book I am. I'm not really sure which chapter you commenced at...Perhaps it was the Introductory as you wanted to find out all about who I...
    prettyface1 prettyface1 46-50, F 7 Responses Dec 5

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    Sitting for hours and hours, thinking of different ideas, too many ideas, and imagining writing them with complete fluidity of the pen which moves in complete harmony with the...
    Johnny88 Johnny88 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 13

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    Before you add me to your circle, you must know a few things about me. First and foremost is that my name does not lie. I am, and always have been the blasphemous optimist. If...
    TheBlasphemousOptimist TheBlasphemousOptimist 18-21, F Dec 19

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    I might have writer’s block. I always said that would never happen to me, but now I’m thinking it has. It sort of crept up on me and I kept blaming other things – but now I...
    IstyBisty IstyBisty 31-35, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I love EP but some experiences I read are mini series or darn near novels.. WHEW ! Readers digest versions are great !! Quick fast and I get it and can move on answer etc...
    AgingGracefully AgingGracefully 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    I love reading books and novels, but mostly about fantasy, like vampires, elves, etc. I don't like to read biographies unless if its very emotional.I don't like reading horror...
    CNNMelissa CNNMelissa 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    So i have just started writing. I want to write a semi-autobiographical novel about the mental health problens surrounding my life, through mine, and the problems of people i know...
    dansimpson40 dansimpson40 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 7

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    I'm currently writing three novels.. i have started all of them but I want to finish one before I go onto the others..I just don't know which one I want to finish first ox
    2kewlll4chuu 2kewlll4chuu 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 7

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    I believe several people on EP are excellent writers. I think that it is good to occasionally read the stories written by these excellent writers, however, it can be very...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 2 Responses Dec 9

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    I was a professional creative writer .. I was given a grant by my Government to see if I could make a go of it... The 'muses' flowed but I had little success . The BBC said I had...
    Homejames Homejames 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 13

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    I'm writing a novel on watt pad. It's called 'Our City Of Love' Go check it out if you want!
    thebambsbeauty thebambsbeauty 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 7

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    Ive always wanted to be a writer because writing is my passion,and it is how i best express myself.
    brandye brandye 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I came here looking for a place where I could spill it all out like i do onto paper... it didn't matter what... and no one would care who... I crave that place of freedom...
    TheShadowedGirl TheShadowedGirl 31-35 Nov 30

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    This is my dream but of course it can't be done alone so if your a good writer or creative person with a lot of awesome ideas i would love for you to help me. Im recruiting so plz...
    truthfulwierdo truthfulwierdo 13-15, F Dec 5

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    I'm currently working on a novel called "Playful", and after that I'm planning on "Pretty Grace" and "Ice cold". I get so exited when I read my own work. Gosh I'm good. *flips...
    Colourfi Colourfi 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 7

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    i am going to be writing a teen lgbt novel and i really have some great ideas for it. its going to be about a troubled gay teen and how his life at home isnt great and neither is...
    BennyWyatt BennyWyatt 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    currently working on my second Novel. I have a pretty good size fan group and cannot wait to be published this year. :)
    boxing4you boxing4you 26-30, M Dec 7

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    I've written two novels thus far. Self-published one on Amazon. I'm nearly 90,000 words into my third. I work full-time. I get up at 3a.m. to exercise, do spiritual practice, and...
    MacAilein MacAilein 36-40, M 2 days ago

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    This is my first novel. I have been writing it and rewriting it for 8 years. I finally think that I am on the final draft. I have 440 pages so far. I'm almost finished.
    EczemaHerpes EczemaHerpes 26-30, F 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Today I had an epiphany, yes an epiphany (is there an echo in here?) I'm a writer, I write a lot, and write well, and enjoy doing so; therefore if I'm not writing, I'm not...
    Sebastianblack Sebastianblack 26-30, M Nov 28

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    Today I had an epiphany, yes an epiphany (is there an echo in here?) I'm a writer, I write a lot, and write well, and enjoy doing so; therefore if I'm not writing, I'm not...
    Sebastianblack Sebastianblack 26-30, M Nov 28

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    Who is also brutally honest. I've made a habit of writing reviews for runaway best sellers on Amazon, and yesterday I made the mistake of reading my latest one to my mother. "I'm...
    PearlRose PearlRose 18-21 3 Responses Nov 30

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    I'm a writer and a poet since I was very young.
    DrBenwey DrBenwey 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 7

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    I'm a writer, looking for a new muse!
    lookin4somestrange lookin4somestrange 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 9

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