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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 First and foremost is details I put down which are no longer valid due to the changes made in the existing world.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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 25, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    I recently launched my website for my writing career. On it, you can find my stories, poetry, and essays. I also have a blog on it about writing and being a writer. Please come...
    ACraigNewman ACraigNewman 36-40, M Mar 20

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    Horrible experience. I'm writing a novel and whenever I get writer's block, it kills. It's like I'm locked out of a world I created. So freaking unfair! Especially as I live for my...
    writercookies writercookies 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 27

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    I recently launched my website for my writing career. On it, you can find my stories, poetry, scripts, and essays. I also have a blog on it about writing and being a writer...
    ACraigNewman ACraigNewman 36-40, M Mar 20

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    I have a God. But he's not like yours. He doesn't hate gays, But he does hate wars. He doesn't have a name, And he doesn't have a book. He doesn't want your money, My God's not a...
    IntenseCookie IntenseCookie 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    I have a lot of story ideas, but it's in the character's backstories that I have the most trouble. They're hard to write. Any writers here have, I don't know, an easy technique for...
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    Does anyone want to read it? heres basically the plot for this part of the story based in the future, Earth is full of mutants, elite soldiers, advanced technologies and a man who...
    image2fite image2fite 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I will write the best novel in the world. I do not care about any perceived limits; I have all of the most meaningful ideas and the heart to write them. If you want to know more...
    FunnyLookingCorpse FunnyLookingCorpse 18-21 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I recently launched my website for my writing career. On it, you can find my stories, poetry, and essays. I also have a blog on it about writing and being a writer. Please come...
    ACraigNewman ACraigNewman 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    I recently launched my website for my writing career. On it, you can find my stories, poetry, and essays. I also have a blog on it about writing and being a writer. Please come...
    ACraigNewman ACraigNewman 36-40, M Mar 20

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    Back in March I finished a novella I was writing that took 7 months to complete!
    ZappandRoger51 ZappandRoger51 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    An except from the first page of a novel I'm currently writing. It was the beginning of a new century, and life was grand. People were staggering about in a drunken stupor, minds...
    blakechapman21 blakechapman21 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Not published as of yet, but with two novels currently in process. I started writing as a form of therapy when I couldn't afford professional help. Now, I write because I am...
    Ailill Ailill 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    It isn’t the content of what we write that is so important. It is that we write at all. To be a great writer one must do whatever anyone does to become great. Practice. We...
    suppressingadulthood suppressingadulthood 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    Review for the book Dark Wishing Well By Lucian Wilde. If I had to describe this book in one sentence: Looking upon the Dark Wishing Well is like looking into the vampires' souls...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F Apr 10

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    People who like horror novels ought to try a Robert McCammon novel. The covers look cheesy and they're mostly late 80's books but man do they deliver. Horror , adventure and...
    4k5dii 4k5dii 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    I was having my afternoon coffee when I heard about Gabriel García Márquez death... so sad, he...
    SweetNancy SweetNancy 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've tried many times to write a novel. I always start it off and new ideas just keep coming so I always change something and get side tracked. But it all has one point. If I do...
    beatrizlovespedro beatrizlovespedro 18-21, F Mar 27

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    What do you know ....... TO those that read my stories over the course of my time here know that I write on many and varied topics . From Erotica to spiritual and...
    Poseybloom Poseybloom 41-45, F 5 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I do have a dream to be a writer. I have taken some creative writing classes in the past and enjoyed them. I am planning to take more of that type. I also want to take just regular...
    charmedrainbow charmedrainbow 41-45, F Mar 22

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    I've always valued education, as a way to master a certain knowledge. Learning has become so restricted, though, and going to university makes me nervous. I've always been a...
    captaintera captaintera 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I really want to write about this world I've been developing since I was basically 5 years old. It's deeply complex and rich with material. My only issue is, the world is so big...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 3

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    So today is my one year anniversary of being a writer on Experience Project! It's so exciting! I just want to say thankyou to all of you as you've inspired me to write, to act...
    JJSapphire JJSapphire 16-17, F Mar 23

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    I have dreamed of being a writer since I a child but never have been able to commit myself to writing. I have had lots of ideas, but there were not workable as short fiction. Hence...
    ProgressNotPerfection ProgressNotPerfection 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    'Yeah. French writer. Total loser. Never had a real job. Unrequited love affairs. Gay. Spent 20 years writing a book almost no one reads. But he's also probably the greatest writer...
    Riemann Riemann 18-21, M Apr 10

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    So I recently wrote a short story, but I want to add two more parts to it, but I'm not sure how? I have such horrible writers block, It's horrible :/
    ItsDawnHeree ItsDawnHeree 13-15, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    Mostly steamy romance novels but other fiction as well. They take me to another place and are my escape from everyday life...
    DreamerGirl02 DreamerGirl02 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    I recently launched my website for my writing career. On it, you can find my stories, poetry, and essays. I also have a blog on it about writing and being a writer. Please come...
    ACraigNewman ACraigNewman 36-40, M Mar 20

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    I recently launched my website for my writing career. On it, you can find my stories, poetry, and essays. I also have a blog on it about writing and being a writer. Please come...
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    I recently launched my website for my writing career. On it, you can find my stories, poetry, and essays. I also have a blog on it about writing and being a writer. Please come...
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    I recently launched my website for my writing career. On it, you can find my stories, poetry, and essays. I also have a blog on it about writing and being a writer. Please come...
    ACraigNewman ACraigNewman 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    i specialize in horror and erotica. I'm a rlly fcking good erotic writer! Like i think I could make a proffesion off of that :P mother would b so proud! xD I mean sometimes I write...
    casssss casssss 13-15, F Apr 4

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    I am a writer because of social anxiety, it's hard for me to talk and easy to put paint pictures with words.
    claudiagrace claudiagrace 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I want something new. I want a change. But I still have no idea of what it should be. So I wait. I want to break my routine and try something I couldn't even conceive. I am...
    IcedPhoenix IcedPhoenix 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I'm 17 years old. Pretty young age, I know. I've been wanting to kill myself for quite some time now. My first attempt was when I was 9 years old. And over the past 8 years, I've...
    taelourbrhee taelourbrhee 16-17, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    1. I hope that one day I will have a book published. 2. I wish I could read other people's minds, simply to know if they're lying and knowing what they really think. 3. I want...
    captaintera captaintera 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    "Jezebel Rose.....I love you." we went walking in the birdsong breezes hand in hand in the spring grass 'neath the juniper tree and her heart sung me a lullaby so sweet her heart...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 Mar 20

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    I wrote erotica off and on for a number of years, posting it to a free web site. Then I started dating a woman who was a published author of M/M erotica and that motivated me to...
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M Mar 28

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    Well this is some long introduction of me or things about me. So let's start :-) Im Mj an asian girl who have seen many bad things in life. I have done so many mistakes in my life...
    PartyPoison04 PartyPoison04 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    1) Whats your (full) name? Isabel Veronica V. 2) How old are you? Almost 15 3) Whats your Birthday? May 26th 4) What starsign does that make it? Gemini and proud 5) Whats your...
    isabelll26 isabelll26 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    1) Whats your (full) name? Samantha Lucinda Townsend OR Rhea Melody Taylor 2) How old are you? 16 3) Whats your Birthday? Dec 2nd 4) What starsign does that make it? Sagittarius 5...
    Duckiy Duckiy 16-17, F Apr 8

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    1. I have played video games all my life but don't have any console gamer friends to geek out with. 2. I have worked at a mentally ill housing facility. 3. I want to be a writer. 4...
    slowcheetagirl slowcheetagirl 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago