I Want to Be a Published Author

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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. Please come visit it and let me know what you think of it. www.acraignewman.com
    ACraigNewman ACraigNewman
    41-45, M
    Mar 20, 2014

    Missing That Fresh-from-the-dryer Feeling.

    I finished my first novel a few months ago.  For one year I was completely immersed in my story.  I would think about it constantly, writing entire chapters in my head while at work.  I would wake up in the middle of the night with the haunting realization...
    devilgrrl devilgrrl
    31-35, F
    11 Responses Dec 11, 2007

    Exames, Diagnósticos, Tortura?

    É notório que a medicina está avançando, tanto no que se refere à descoberta da cura de determinadas doenças, quanto à utilização das novas tecnologias para execução de cirurgias, obtenção de resultados e diagnósticos. Entretanto, estas mesmas tecnologias parecem...
    Gilson Gilson
    51-55, M
    Nov 20, 2011

    such a complicated process with getting signed

    to a publisher i pretty much have given up before really starting. i'll keep writing but i haven't created something up to my own standards yet. it's difficult to create an original three dimensional character
    Pangy54321 Pangy54321
    22-25, M
    Mar 6, 2016

    It's been my dream to be an author forever.

    I have so many ideas and that's usually a good thing, but I can never just stick to one. So I can never finish a story!
    preconition preconition
    13-15, F
    1 Response Sep 29, 2015

    Of fiction or realistic fiction only.

    I'm not interested in or good at other genres.
    mrhedgeh0g mrhedgeh0g
    22-25, M
    Nov 20, 2015

    Ever since I first got into writing my senior

    year of high school, I've wanted to become a published author. I've written one book and I have several ideas for others to write but once I finish one, or two more, I'm going to seriously look into becoming published.
    ZNAK55 ZNAK55
    22-25, M
    Oct 3, 2015
    Briinx Briinx
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 15, 2014

    Writer's Block

    I've been working on this novel for almost three years and began to write my first draft about a year ago. I hate getting writer's block! I get it for weeks at a time sometimes. I always get it during transitions from one place to the next.I've found that rereading IM...
    SavannahMaria SavannahMaria
    1 Response Jan 18, 2010

    In Fact Iam Writting 2 Books

    I am writting 2 books the first book is about abuvie relationships and how and why you find bad boys or bad men, how you can heal and have a better life the 2 book is telling the gifts god has given me, ive seen angels the dreams i seen come true the joys ive seen the healing...
    lunnas lunnas
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jun 4, 2009

    Some Day!

    One day, I hope to be watching my first ever published novel, or compilation of short stories being sold in book stores around the country, world.  I want Oprah to introduce my writing to her audiences.  I want the world to know that I, too, have a story to tell.
    vampireheart vampireheart
    31-35, T
    5 Responses Aug 14, 2008

    I Am Currently Writing a Fa...

    I am currently writing a fantasy novel. Sort in the same style as Lord Of The Rings. I'm creating a main Character at the moment which seems to be taking up much of my creativity for the moment (writers block.) I do hope to finish this with in the year (at least the character...
    Andariel Andariel
    22-25, F
    Mar 30, 2008

    Got many interesting thoughts,

    i wish i had enough time and patience to write down them and publish.
    deleted deleted
    Nov 28, 2015

    I Have The Ideas

    I have the ideas, and the story. I just dont know how to put it together!!   I wonder just how many people ther are out there just like me and just how many fantastic stories we are'nt reading!!!
    nybler nybler
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Feb 27, 2010

    Our Secret

    Our Secret Under a bridge as water ripples. Just as being under a spell. Not one knows. Raging winds with mist, rising into the atmosphere. The languor and warm happiness from seeing the moon above. So peaceful. The way I see your breath throughout the crisp air. I lie...
    JohnsonJess JohnsonJess
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 12, 2013


    50,000 words in 30 days! For the month of November you race to put out a 50,000 word novel! nanowrimo.org is where the information is! I've done it twice now and have succeeded! It's such an amazing feeling!
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jun 15, 2008

    But I Am Having Writers Block

    Everytime I start to write I get stuck or side tracked. I wish I could focus and become the writer I know I can be!!
    icyfire icyfire
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 31, 2008

    Hey fellow writers, so I'm currently working on

    a book. I've been looking for people that have a passion for writing and that are just starting—like me. The goal would be to work with a group of awesome writers in which the object would be to get a good promotion, recognition. I don't mean necessarily working on the same...
    BasicWritingInc BasicWritingInc
    18-21, M
    Sep 1, 2014

    Do You? Do You Really??

    Well, here's your chance... Kaleidoscopic Resonance is new literary magazine looking for some new beads to add for its second issue. As editor-in-chief, I would personally like to invite you all to check out the first issue, read the submission guidelines, and send me your...
    SpecialKt SpecialKt
    22-25, F
    Oct 8, 2008

    I kept a diary from 7th grade

    until my graduation day....the years my life and my family fell apart and put me on the path to recovery I am on now. I'd love to publish it and my dad and sister both want to write their POV of events as well. It could be a series, a look into the lives of a family going...
    BuzzFanatic BuzzFanatic
    22-25, F
    Jan 19, 2016

    Kaleidoscopic Resonance Needs Writers!

    Calling all writers! I'm trying to start a new literary magazine called Kaleidoscopic Resonance. It's still in the beginning stages of work. But right now, I WANT YOU (points finger) to submit some stories or poems to me. I've created a Myspace Group where you can find more...
    SpecialKt SpecialKt
    22-25, F
    Feb 20, 2008

    So Much

    It's the only thing left that I want to do with my life. I have so many ideas (that I think are good, whether or not the general public will agree I'm not sure) in my head for books that I'm too nervous to put on paper. I've outlined one of them but I can't bring myself to start...
    godsmack666 godsmack666
    18-21, M
    6 Responses Jun 1, 2009

    The Job Is Independent And Work-at-home

            Writing fiction is one of those jobs of creativity.  It is also like self-employment; I don't want to have to count on getting hired by a company, and worry about getting let go for whatever reason if I do get hired.  And...
    MDenise MDenise
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 27, 2010

    I write stories, poems

    and funny things, but how do I get published. It's my dream job
    Dorkfish711 Dorkfish711
    Nov 26, 2015

    Chapter One Of My Story

    CHAPTER ONE       Amber had the filling that she had to get away from Ron Summers, who keeps on abusing her. All that she managed take with her was her purse and her cell phone plus the charger. The guy never knew that she took it with her. The whole...
    acjf acjf
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 25, 2010

    I Just Started Being A Proffecional Writer!!

    I just started being a professional writer and I publish my first book in three months then I will be a published author.
    dreamanylist dreamanylist
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jan 23, 2010

    Me and My Stuff

    ive been writing nonstop since the summer before 7th grade and ive got quite  a few stories i want published
    poisongirl poisongirl
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 1, 2008

    Writer's Block

    Been in a major one since I was 16. I don't even know what to do. It used to be that I would have great ideas but won't know how to write them down on paper. Now I don't even get ideas. Writing doesn't interest me anymore...but I want it to. I can't bring myself to sit at my...
    lucifette lucifette
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 19, 2011

    I'm working on a new draft of my masters thesis

    and I need some readers to let me know if what I've got so far is moving in the right direction. Comment or shoot me a message if you're up for reading a "hot off the presses", Craig Newman original.
    ACraigNewman ACraigNewman
    41-45, M
    Feb 18, 2015

    If Living Was The Hardest Part......

    I have been writing stories since I was 12 years old. When I was 14, this character popped in my head and wouldn't leave me alone til I sat down and typed her story out. The story blossomed before me, brain not thinking, eyes not seeing, just this character telling me what went...
    420Princess 420Princess
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 20, 2011

    That Was Really My Dream On...

    That was really my dream once. I really wanted to be an author. But I don't think I write that well or can make up such a good story to puplish!
    Rawa Rawa
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 31, 2008

    Can I Get Some Feedback?

    This is the opening paragraph for this years National Novel Writing Month novel, and I was wondering what you all think! Please keep in mind that this is unedited, unbeta'd, and as rough as rough can be, as is the point of NaNoWriMo. I don't edit until I'm...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Nov 14, 2008

    Writing Makes Me Happy.

    I have wanted to be an author when I grow up since I was in 2nd grade. My favorite subject of them all is English and Spelling. Writing is my favorite thing to do when im home. Being an author is like using your imagination and being paid for it. Most people ask me " Do you want...
    Mustlovecats Mustlovecats
    13-15, F
    Oct 30, 2012

    Dream Come True

    If I got something, anything really published, I would be unbelievably happy. Anything from seeing one of my books in the window or seeing my name in a newspaper or magazine. Seeing my name anywhere after something I wrote would probably bring me to tears. I would also be really...
    paramore814 paramore814
    May 25, 2008
    chucky11 chucky11
    31-35, M
    Jul 1, 2014

    A Visita

    A visita Chegar a casa, percorrendo as ruas estreitas, de paralelepípedos irregulares, batida incerta no peito, olhos febris. Difícil saber o significado da visita, entender a expectativa da hora, o aperto de mão. Minha mão na do meu pai, caminhando orgulhoso, torcendo os p...
    Gilson Gilson
    51-55, M
    Sep 23, 2011

    Update About Kaleidoscopic Resonance

    Hey all you writers! I wanted to update you a little on the status of Kaleidoscopic Resonance, my work-in-progress literary magazine. I'm still designing a website and trying to find a good host for it right now. But more importantly than anything - I need writers! I'm looking...
    SpecialKt SpecialKt
    22-25, F
    Mar 5, 2008

    Yes. I Really Do!

    But I am realistic and know that it's difficult to get published these days no matter how good one is at writing. It's another dream, perhaps my greatest goal. I may have to self-publish and that would be fine too. I love to entertain, whether it be through my drawings, paintings...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 18, 2011

    hey guys. take some time off

    and go through this. https://admiracion15.wordpress.com/wp-login.php you may enjoy it!
    whatishappening15 whatishappening15
    26-30, F
    Aug 4, 2015
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