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 First and foremost is details I put down which are no longer valid due to the changes made in the existing world.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

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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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    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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    GoGoTomago GoGoTomago 18-21, M Jun 19, 2015

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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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    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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    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 22-25, M Nov 9, 2013

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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 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

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    It would explain why I never feel good about anything I "finish." Nothing is ever finished. And life is a constant struggle to translate... To make use of what is available. I don...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    1: I'm 18 2: my birthday is in October 3: i want a hairless cat 4: i love quotes 5: dystopian novels are the best 6: I've only been in 3 relationships (couting my current one...
    EmaMisery EmaMisery 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games? I have 2 free groups on FB (& Tagged, Yahoo & Google Groups) forming. Comment/message for links & questions. Film group...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 20 hrs ago

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    In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games? I have 2 free groups on FB (& Tagged, Yahoo & Google Groups) forming. Comment/message for links & questions. Film group...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 21 hrs ago

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    In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games? I have 2 free groups on FB (& Tagged, Yahoo & Google Groups) forming. Comment/message for links & questions. Film group...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 21 hrs ago

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    i always dwell on my dream becoming a succesfull writer and a surgery doctor ever since my mom bought me novels when i was 10
    SpecificallyWeird SpecificallyWeird 13-15, F 21 hrs ago

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    Want to improvise jokes? In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games? I have 2 free groups on FB (& Tagged, Yahoo & Google Groups) forming. Comment/message for links...
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    Like to improvise jokes? In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games? I have 2 free groups on FB (& Tagged, Yahoo & Google Groups) forming. Comment/message for links...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 21 hrs ago

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    Want to write scripts? In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games? I have 2 free groups on FB (& Tagged, Yahoo & Google Groups) forming. Comment/message for links...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 21 hrs ago

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    Want to write scripts? In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games? I have 2 free groups on FB (& Tagged, Yahoo & Google Groups) forming. Comment/message for links...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 21 hrs ago

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    Want to write scripts? In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games? I have 2 free groups on FB (& Tagged, Yahoo & Google Groups) forming. Comment/message for links...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 21 hrs ago

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    Want to write for a film group? In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games? I have 2 free groups on FB (& Tagged, Yahoo & Google Groups) forming. Comment/message for...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 21 hrs ago

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    Want to write scripts? In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games? I have 2 free groups on FB (& Tagged, Yahoo & Google Groups) forming. Comment/message for links...
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    Wanna write scripts? In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games? I have 2 free groups on FB (& Tagged, Yahoo & Google Groups) forming. Comment/message for links...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 21 hrs ago

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    Wanna write scripts? In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games? I have 2 free groups on FB (& Tagged, Yahoo & Google Groups) forming. Comment/message for links...
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    In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games? I have 2 free groups on FB (& Tagged, Yahoo & Google Groups) forming. Comment/message for links & questions. Film group...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 21 hrs ago

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    In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games? I have 2 free groups on FB (or Tagged, Yahoo & Google Groups, any other group sites?) forming. Comment/message for links...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 22 hrs ago

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    In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games? I have 2 free groups on FB (& Tagged, Yahoo & Google Groups) forming. Comment/message for links & questions. Film group...
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    In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games? I have 2 free groups on here & FB forming. Comment/message for links & questions. Film group is no budget, indie...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 22 hrs ago

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    In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games? I have 2 free groups on here & FB forming. Comment/message for links & questions. Film group is no budget, indie...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 22 hrs ago

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    Want to start directing? In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games? I have 2 free groups on here & FB forming. Comment/message for links & questions. Film group is...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 22 hrs ago

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    Want your book adapted into a video/film? In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games? I have 2 free groups on here & FB forming. Comment/message for links...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    In Southern California? Want to make videos or game? I have 2 free groups on here & FB forming. Comment/message for links & questions. Film group is no budget, indie, independent...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Ironically, I can write a lot about not being able to write anything. But yeah...I really want to write, and yet I find my mind completely blank when I start to write anything...
    curiouscallipso curiouscallipso 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    How to Decide What to Do with Your Life ( this is lifehacker's post btw im just copied it here because i liked it alot ) When you're young, the world is your oyster and...
    deeptastic deeptastic 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    1) I'm a student. 2) Please find my care. I think I misplaced it somewhere. 3) I love to sing and dance. 4) I'm weird and not a girly-girl but definitely not a tomboy. 5) I want to...
    CrazyTrishy CrazyTrishy 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    "Billions of ice crystals floated on an air thick of fog, and created a kaleidoscope naked to the human eye. Gentle breezes or the natural current of nature would stir them...
    Stormeyes Stormeyes 18-21, F Feb 2

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    1. I do not believe I will finish this. 2. I am 5'2" AND THREE QUARTERS. 3. I really speak out when something feels wrong to me. 4. I'm an 'INFJ' 5. I believe looking at the world...