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I Want to Be a Novel Writer

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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 First and foremost is details I put down which are no longer valid due to the changes made in the existing world.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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 17, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    So you want to write a book but you're having trouble starting out. Maybe I can help. Starting out: Starting a story is difficult. There is no easy way of making an opening to the...
    RebelCobra RebelCobra 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 10

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    Your Writing Strength is Imagination. You have an amazing mind, and the things you think up are extremely original. You love to daydream, and your inner worlds can get quite...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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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...
    pleasedontkillme pleasedontkillme 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    After getting through your first episode of writers block there's a sense of being relieved. Now thoughts are just flowing and my novel is going well. A lot of plot editing though...
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    (Very rough draft. Will be radically edited with time.) The following events are true. Whether you believe that fact or not is completely up to you, and in no way affects me. I...
    andrewphysics andrewphysics 18-21, M Mar 5

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    I generally write realistic stories - stories based on things that I've experienced that most people could generally relate to. As any writer can attest to, every now and then...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    More like I'm writing 8 novels all at once because I like to drive myself crazy, and one novel isn't enough to express my imaginative thoughts
    Raewyn95 Raewyn95 18-21, F Mar 17

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    Always wanting, never being... Honestly, if ever I wanted to be something, I wanted to be a writer. But whenever it came to actually write, I lacked initiative. Every inspired...
    citylights589 citylights589 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 14

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    Recently in my life I have felt that I want to return to writing. Writing was once such a wondrous past time when I was a child. The limitless bounds to my imagination could be...
    nsywm nsywm 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 2

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    I once upon a time, when I gave a **** about school (kidding because no matter how much I try I can't be badass), I use to write. And write. And write. And write. Notebooks after...
    elizabethdeng00 elizabethdeng00 18-21, F Mar 3

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    I am currently writing a novel. I'm very proud of what I have so far! My imagination is pretty good. I'm on page 20 so far and I've partaken in a lot of editing and character...
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39 18-21, M Mar 17

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    I like most all of them really. I just finished "Blankets" by Craig Thompson, and I must say...IT WAS BEAUTIFUL. So very happy I saved it from my favorite used bookstore...err...
    CloudCadet CloudCadet 18-21, F Mar 18

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    Everyday I have to open my eyes to see the sunrise. My story is a living art The novel I writing happens everyday. Would and could you sit through a movie of your life?? As I live...
    complex7 complex7 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    The first Jodi Picoult novel I read was The Pact and since then I have been hooked. I don't read a lot of fiction but I really like Jodi's books.
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F 18 hrs ago

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    I see an ant scurrying away on the floor below and I get worried about its errands... I see a leaf twiddling down aimlessly to the ground and I hunt to know about its past... I see...
    themercator themercator 22-25, M Mar 3

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    I'm going through a writers block, my story is already done but it has a little gap at the end that's makes no sense. I've been trying to correct the part but I can't find...
    jmanu86 jmanu86 26-30, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    1. I speak three languages, Lithuanian, Russian and English 2. I would move back to Lithuania in a heartbeat from the US 3. I am a traditionalist that believes the man should...
    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    i am: still learning. i think: i have a story to tell. i know: not nearly enough. i want: to be at peace. i have: an insatiable hunger. i wish: evil did not exist. i hate: not...
    smallz23 smallz23 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Hey this is a story I wrote Hey my name is ivy and these are my BFFs of all time and there names are Hannah and Dasha we have known each other since kindergarten we go to thorn...
    girlygirl2671 girlygirl2671 18-21, F Mar 4

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    Alright I'm in need of advice for a story line for a book that Im writing. I like it but I want to know if it interests you and if you'd buy the book if you saw it. So it's called...
    blondie1113 blondie1113 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 7

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    Self Versus Self Please listen to me for once. You're not what you seem to show to people, you won't let them in but they feel your darkness. I'm not worth their time, I have to...
    warriorwolf1818 warriorwolf1818 16-17, M Mar 9

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    I wrote a book. It took me a long time, but it's finally done. I want nothing more than to get it published. It would be a dream come true. At the same time, though, I'm afraid of...
    ChrisGriffen ChrisGriffen 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 13

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    I'm a big fan of Steampunk novels and one I'd like to read soon is Soulless by Gail Carriger. A story about Alexia Tarabotti who has, obviously by the title, no soul. She's a...
    ladyPlum ladyPlum 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    I feel the urge, the compulsion, or as the ancients would say, the creative spirit or genius, to write, to tell, to teach. I don't want to just write words, however beautiful they...
    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    Guys do any one has a wattpad acvnt...? If anyone has please read my book..Untamed feelings by heartmeltinglove and give your suggestions on it and vote plz...itd a req...I...
    Rutuja05 Rutuja05 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Guys do any one has a wattpad acvnt...? If anyone has please read my book..Untamed feelings by heartmeltinglove and give your suggestions on it and vote plz...itd a req...I...
    Rutuja05 Rutuja05 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Guys do any one has a wattpad acvnt...? If anyone has please read my book..Untamed feelings by heartmeltinglove and give your suggestions on it and vote plz...itd a req...I...
    Rutuja05 Rutuja05 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I always read about writers who can't think of a story ideas. So it takes them an agonizing amount of time, to think of one. The thing is I can think of tons of unique ideas just...
    nuwandaisaphony nuwandaisaphony 16-17 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've started a Twitter account for my main character, so if you want to get to know him, ask a question or write a comment and he'll respond. ;) @narcissus8blood
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 1 day ago

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    I am surprised EP hasn't introduced best comment on stories shared here mostly based on real life experiences, not just for the Questions. This would result in more stories being...
    BeyondIllusions BeyondIllusions 56-60, F 3 Responses Mar 4