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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 18-21, 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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    I'm a new writer looking for some feedback. Growing up in a small lousiana town, every boy grows the same. Same hobbies, same interests, same skills. I didn't grow up that way, I...
    rydermatherne rydermatherne 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    http://www.blogthings.com/whattypeofwritershouldyoubequiz/results/?result=Film I got film, but I prefer writing novels. I am character writer. I also took What your greatest...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm a new writer looking for some feedback. Growing up in a small lousiana town, every boy grows the same. Same hobbies, same interests, same skills. I didn't grow up that way, I...
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    I'm a new writer looking for some feedback. Growing up in a small lousiana town, every boy grows the same. Same hobbies, same interests, same skills. I didn't grow up that way, I...
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    I'm a new writer looking for some feedback. Growing up in a small lousiana town, every boy grows the same. Same hobbies, same interests, same skills. I didn't grow up that way, I...
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    I'm a new writer looking for some feedback. Growing up in a small lousiana town, every boy grows the same. Same hobbies, same interests, same skills. I didn't grow up that way, I...
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    I'm a new writer looking for some feedback. Growing up in a small lousiana town, every boy grows the same. Same hobbies, same interests, same skills. I didn't grow up that way, I...
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    I'm a new writer looking for some feedback. Growing up in a small lousiana town, every boy grows the same. Same hobbies, same interests, same skills. I didn't grow up that way, I...
    rydermatherne rydermatherne 18-21, M Apr 8

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    I inhale fire in the form of a cold wind and hold it for a moment. I hold it in, allow it to swirl in my lungs and build like a tidal wave pushing at the edge of my being. I exhale...
    TheBlasphemousOptimist TheBlasphemousOptimist 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Hi. I'm a Fiction/Romance Writer who was recently published. I also LOVE to read romance :) What was the last book you read? What was it about and why'd you like it? I honestly can...
    1happylady 1happylady 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    So You Want To Be A Writer - Poem by Charles Bukowski if it doesn't come bursting out of you in spite of everything, don't do it. unless it comes unasked out of your heart and...
    Camouflage Camouflage 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 24

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    CALLING ALL SCI-FI/ FANTASY READERS I'm starting on two sci-fi novels, one based around earth and the other interplanetary. And I was just wondering as avid readers of this genre...
    TheUnkownGirl TheUnkownGirl 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Awesome this wolf is in his own novel this is awesomely awesome names Hanju it's awesome I can't wait tell HaosWolf finishes my novel awesome again
    Hanju Hanju 18-21, M Apr 26

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    0.77. I remember that Google was mentioned on "60 minutes" 0.78. I am not afraid of dogs 1. "As good as it gets" - it was an interesting movie 2. Sometimes my keyboard-playing are...
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M 6 days ago

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    Why did I do that? - a novel by me.
    mr8bitmonster mr8bitmonster 18-21, M Apr 9

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    I feel like written words mean nothing anymore. Everywhere I look words are glanced over while pictures and videos grab ten times more people. Then a simple book will. Even books...
    AllTheEmotions AllTheEmotions 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 24

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    I have Horrible writers block I alway have a plan for a story but then I get writers block and as I'm trying to come up with something I get a new idea for a new story and the...
    YummyKupkakes YummyKupkakes 18-21, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    You always had great ideas and thoughts that you wished to express in words. But a feeling that perhaps a convincing photo and sound can do your work even greater, constantly...
    deepakrajput deepakrajput 22-25, M Apr 8

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    I love it more than anything, and would totally love anyone to check out my stuff or exchange pieces for editing. I'm not the most amazing writer, but I only want to get better...
    BengaliEyes BengaliEyes 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I've actually written 2 complete fiction novels (each 100+ pages) and 2 complete fanfictions that are 57 and 93 pages. I'm working on a current fanfiction now. When it comes to...
    colormepnk colormepnk 13-15, F 7 Responses Apr 8

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    Expansion. That is the idea the novelist must cling to. Not completion. Not rounding off, but opening out....
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Apr 13

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    I have recently just finished book one in a series and am going to make a novel before I start book two of the series
    MrPoolofsouls MrPoolofsouls 36-40, M Apr 15

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    I'm starting to think that my relationship gave me writers block. He's sucked all the life out of me and I have nothing left to put to text.
    MyCircus MyCircus 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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    Hey peeps 😊 As the title suggests, I'm a writer. Usually it's only poems and such, which I find fun to write and a bit mysterious to understand O.o but lately I am working on a...
    fragilegirl6 fragilegirl6 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    I need to make time to continue some of the stories I have started. One is extremely complicated and I burned myself out on the plot a while back. As a reader it would be easy...
    omgwut omgwut 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 24

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    How to Quiet the Mind - By Gina Lake The mind is a wonderful tool for thinking, but it has a dark side. There is an aspect of the mind that is not useful but pretends to be...
    imurfriend imurfriend 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I have been reading a lot about LOA- Law of Attraction and EFT- Emotional Freedom Techniques. Both talks about getting clear about what you want and to write it down. I've bee...
    aniave aniave 31-35, F Apr 5

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    I had the weirdest dream last night, and I think I want to incorporate it into a novel, but I could use some serious help.... If you would like to inbox me
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    You know what the most hurtful thing is? Is that I really wanted him to love me. Love me deeply and mean it. I wanted him to tell me that I meant something to him. But I suppose I...
    TheWestlifer TheWestlifer 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    You there. With the little quirk. Little smart aren't you? With that little quirk. I see the way you smile ... With a twinkle , a little crazy eyed... You there with the little...
    TheWestlifer TheWestlifer 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago